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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Fort Totten, ND, Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and Sexual Abuse of Minors

Fargo – United States Attorney Mac Schneider announced that Saunders Jamel Jackson, a/k/a Saunders Jackson-Buckles, age 23 of Fort Totten, ND, appeared before Chief Judge Peter D. Welte, U.S. District Court, Fargo, ND, and was sentenced to a total of 27 years in federal prison followed by 25 years of supervised release for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Jackson pleaded guilty to these offenses on October 13, 2022.

Law Enforcement began investigating Jackson for sexual abuse of a 14-year-old female victim in August of 2020. As the investigation progressed, it was discovered that there were two additional female minor victims. Jackson sexually abused one victim who was between the ages of 9-12 at the time and a second who was 15. The investigation also revealed Jackson not only sexually abused the children, but also provided, and sometimes injected, them with methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office, with Assistant United States Attorney Lori H. Conroy assigned to the case.

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Terry W. Van Horn 701-297-7458 terry.vanhorn@usdoj.gov
Updated January 19, 2023