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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Canadian National Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Minors on the Bois Forte Reservation

MINNEAPOLIS – A Canadian national pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact with two minors at the Fortune Bay Resort and Casino on the Bois Forte Indian Reservation, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Charles J. Kovats.

According to court documents, on June 22, 2018, Brady John Hillis, 32, a citizen of Canada, was at the Fortune Bay Resort and Casino on the Bois Forte Indian Reservation. Hillis was captured on Fortune Bay’s security surveillance video engaging in sexual contact with two minor victims who were under 12 years of age.

Hillis pleaded guilty yesterday before Chief U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim to two counts of abusive sexual contact with a child under 12 years of age. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled for a later date.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI and the Bois Forte Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Deidre Y. Aanstad is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated January 19, 2022