You are here

Justice News

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Red Lake Man Sentenced To 60 Months In Prison For Sexual Assault Of A Minor

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced the sentencing of BRANDON SCOTT CLOUD, 36, to 60 months in prison for sexually assaulting a minor victim. CLOUD, who was charged via criminal information on July 21, 2017, pleaded guilty on September 21, 2017, and was sentenced yesterday before Senior Judge Michael J. Davis in United States District Court in Minneapolis, Minn.


According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, on August 11, 2016, within the exterior boundaries of the Red Lake Indian Reservation, CLOUD sexually assaulted a 13-year-old minor victim. The victim, who was visiting a family member at CLOUD’S residence, was assaulted by CLOUD while she was sleeping. Following the assault, the victim contacted her mother who notified the Red Lake Police Department.


This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Red Lake Police Department and the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force.


Assistant U.S. Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw prosecuted the case.



Defendant Information:                                                                                                                     



Red Lake, Minn.



  • Sexual abuse of a minor, 1 count


  • 60 months in prison
  • Three years supervised release

Additional news available on our website.
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: (612) 664-5600

Updated January 17, 2018