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Belcourt Man Pleads Guilty to False Statements

March 15, 2012

BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on March 15, 2012, Robin Peltier Jr., a/k/a Rocky Peltier Jr., 23, Belcourt, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of false statements in an investigation of a sexual assault.

In a plea agreement, Peltier admitted to lying about his presence in a motor vehicle in the Belcourt area on February 28, 2010, and Peltier admitted to lying about engaging in a sexual act with another person.

The charge of false statements carries a statutory maximum penalty of eight years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs - Turtle Mountain Agency.

Sentencing for Peltier has been scheduled for May 14, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Minot, N.D., at 11:00 a.m.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell is prosecuting the case.






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