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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Former Cannonball Tribal Councilman Sentenced on Aggravated Sexual Abuse and Incest Charges

BISMARCK – Christopher C. Myers announces that on October 6, 2017, former Cannonball Tribal Councilman ROBERT FOOL BEAR, age 55, was sentenced before Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland on three Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and one Count of Incest. Fool Bear was sentenced to serve 30 years imprisonment, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, and was further ordered to pay a total of $400 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.


This case came to the attention of law enforcement after the victim reported to law enforcement that Fool Bear had been sexually abusing her for approximately seven years, including on one occasion kicking her in the ribs. The investigation was conducted by agents from the FBI, as well as the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Delorme.
 

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Updated October 10, 2017