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Mandaree Man Sentenced for Child Abuse

March 29, 2012

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 Victim’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 child’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.







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