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McLaughlin Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

July 31, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin man charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child was sentenced on July 30, 2012, by United States District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Burton Little Dog, age 44, was sentenced to 188 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Little Dog was indicted for three counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and two counts of Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child by a federal grand jury on July 12, 2011. He pled guilty to one count of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child on April 30, 2012. The conviction arose from an incident between December 2004 and April 2006 in Little Eagle when Little Dog sexually assaulted a child.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Detective Division, of the Standing Rock Sioux Agency. Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.

Little Dog was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal to begin serving his sentence.



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