Worthington man accused of rape, threats


WORTHINGTON — A string of charges were filed against a Worthington man this week for allegedly repeatedly raping a woman and threatening her from contacting authorities for months.

According to the criminal complaint filed this week in Nobles County District Court, Shamsu Osman, 34, reportedly aggressively forced the victim to have sex with him "most days" upon returning from work. Osman allegedly threatened her life should she ever leave the apartment or contact authorities, the complaint states.

Osman faces felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct — force or coercion; felony threats of violence; and felony false imprisonment. The maximum sentence he faces is not more than 15 years imprisonment, a $30,000 fine or both.

Osman's conditional bail was scheduled at $200,000 and his unconditional at $500,000. A court order prohibits him from having contact with the victim.

The Southwest Crisis Center is available in our community to support and empower survivors of sexual and domestic violence. For questions about services or how you can help contact the Southwest Crisis Center at 1-800-376-4311 or

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