Mandaree Man Sentenced for Child Abuse
MINOT - United States Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on
March 29, 2012, Norman Standish, 38, of Mandaree, North Dakota, was sentenced by
United States District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of child abuse in Indian
country. Standish pleaded guilty to the charge on September 29, 2011.
Judge Hovland sentenced Standish to three years and five months, to be followed
by three years of supervised release. Standish was ordered to pay restitution of
$112,037.59 and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victimâ€™s Fund. Standish
was ordered to register as an offender against children in the state of North Dakota.
On April 15, 2010, Standish was caring for a two-month-old foster child. Standish
shook the child, which resulted in an injury to the childâ€™s head and brain. The child
required hospitalization for several weeks following the incident.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Three Affiliated
Tribes Police Department and Bureau of Indian Affairs - Fort Berthold Agency.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Volk prosecuted the case.