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Father admits threatening daughter, denies it was because of gay issue

FARGO--A West Fargo father who was initially accused of threatening to kill his teenage daughter and of pointing a gun at her because he was upset over her sexual orientation pleaded guilty Monday, Nov. 14, to a terrorizing charge and was sentenc...

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Kamiran Bakir

FARGO-A West Fargo father who was initially accused of threatening to kill his teenage daughter and of pointing a gun at her because he was upset over her sexual orientation pleaded guilty Monday, Nov. 14, to a terrorizing charge and was sentenced to 78 days in jail, which he has already served.

At a hearing Monday in Cass County District Court, prosecutor Tristan Van de Streek said that while Kamiran T. Bakir became angry and threatening toward his teenage daughter during an incident in February, investigators concluded that contrary to initial indications Bakir did not point a gun at his daughter.

Van De Streek said that also contrary to early indications, authorities believe the teenage-victim's sexual orientation was not necessarily the only thing that fueled Bakir's anger during the incident. He described the situation as involving issues common to other parent-child disputes.

While Bakir mentioned lesbianism in a statement he made to Judge Susan Bailey, Bakir also said his culture frowns on young people "running around" and drinking.

In addition to the jail time, Bakir was sentenced to pay $560 in fees.

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