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Devils Lake Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

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

FARGO – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Dec. 9, 2013, Jerome Louis Blackbird, Jr., of Devils Lake, N.D., was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson on a charge of abusive sexual contact.

Judge Erickson sentenced Blackbird, Jr. to 33 months’ imprisonment to be followed by five years of supervised release. Blackbird, Jr., was ordered to register as a sex offender and to pay a $100 special assessment to the crime victims fund.

On July 13, 2013, Blackbird, Jr., pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual contact with a minor child by intentionally touching the child’s genitalia and breasts through her clothing,

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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

Updated January 29, 2015