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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

Monday, February 10, 2014

Devils Lake Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Abusive Sexual Contact at Spirit Lake Indian Reservation

FARGO – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Feb. 10, 2014, ErickMcKay, 40, Devils Lake, N.D., was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson, to 30 years in prison on two counts of abusive sexual contact with a minor under the age of 12.

McKay pleaded guilty on Nov.19, 2013, to causing a female child, who had not attained 12 years of age, to have sexual contact with him by the use of threat and force against her.

Judge Erickson sentenced McKay to 15 years on each count of abusive sexual contact. McKay is required to pay $200 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund in addition to his prison sentence.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Janice M. Morley prosecuted the case.

Updated January 29, 2015