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Belcourt, ND Man Sentenced to 36 ½ Years in Federal Prison for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Minor Child

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota

FARGO - Acting United States Attorney Nicholas W. Chase announced that U.S. District Court Chief Judge Peter D. Welte sentenced Adam Jason Poitra, age 40, Belcourt, ND, to 36 ½ years in federal prison for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a 11-Year-Old Minor Child. Chief Judge Welte also sentenced Poitra to lifetime supervised release and a $100.00 special Assessment.

Investigation revealed that between September 2017 and May 2018, Adam Jason Poitra sexually abuse an eleven-year-old child countless times while in Belcourt, ND.

This case was investigated by the Bottineau County Sheriff’s Office, Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Greenly, District of North Dakota and Clayton Solomon, Trial Attorney, Criminal Division, Department of Justice prosecuted the case.



Terry W. Van Horn 701-297-7458

Updated September 30, 2021