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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 19, 2021

Two Red Lake Men Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Children

Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk today announced federal charges against two men in separate child sexual abuse cases occurring on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The defendants, KEITH ALLEN EHRICH, 38, and KORY PAUL LUSSIER, 24, made their initial appearances earlier today before Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz in U.S. District Court.

According to the allegations in the indictment against EHRICH, between August 2017 and October 11, 2020, EHRICH knowingly engaged in the sexual abuse of a minor.

According to the allegations in the criminal complaint against LUSSIER, between August 2, 2014 and September 20, 2020, LUSSIER knowingly engaged in the sexual abuse of a minor.

These cases are the result of investigations conducted by the Red Lake Department of Public Safety and the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force.

These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander D. Chiquoine.

The charges contained in the indictment and the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Defendant Information:

KEITH ALLEN EHRICH, 38

Red Lake, Minn.

Charges:

  • Sexual abuse of a minor, 1 count
  • Abusive sexual contact with a child, 1 count

 

KORY PAUL LUSSIER, 24

Red Lake, Minn.

Charges:

  • Aggravated sexual abuse of a child, 1 count
  • Abusive sexual contact with child, 1 count
  • Sexual abuse of a minor, 1 count

 

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Updated March 19, 2021