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Man pleads guilty to endangering child

April 9, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS—Yesterday in federal court, a 21-year-old man pleaded guilty to endangering a child while on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. On April 8, 2013, Travis Aaron Rosebear, no known address, pleaded guilty to one count of child endangerment. Rosebear, who was indicted on December 3, 2012, entered his plea before United States District Court Chief Judge Michael J. Davis.

In his plea agreement, Rosebear admitted that sometime between December 31, 2011, and January 3, 2012, he fractured the arm of a 15-month-old girl. Rosebear was the caretaker for the baby and five other children while their parents were periodically away from the residence. Rosebear also admitted carrying the baby by one arm, swinging her down a hallway after becoming frustrated, causing the fracture. In addition, the baby suffered a bruise on the back of her head.

For his crime, Rosebear faces a potential maximum penalty of five years in prison. Judge Davis 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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