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Federal jury convicts Red Lake man for assaulting an infant

March 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS—Last week in federal court in Fergus Falls, a jury found a 40-year-old Red Lake man guilty of assaulting an infant while on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. On March 13, 2014, following a four-day trial, the jury convicted James White, Jr., on one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. White was indicted on October 22, 2013.

According to the indictment and evidence presented at trial, on August 30, 2013, White assaulted the infant. For his crime, White faces a potential maximum penalty of life in prison. United States District Judge John R. Tunheim will determine his sentence at a future hearing, yet to be scheduled.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deidre Y. Aanstad.

Because the Red Lake Indian Reservation is a federal-jurisdiction reservation, some of the crimes that occur there are investigated by the FBI in conjunction with the Red Lake Tribal Police Department. Those cases are prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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