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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Fort Totten, ND, Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Sexual Abuse of an Incapacitated Person

Fargo – United States Attorney Mac Schneider announced Reese Anthony Ironshield, age 34 and Kyle Jordan Langstaff, Sr., age 32, both from Fort Totten, ND, appeared before Chief Judge Peter D. Welte, U.S. District Court, Fargo, ND, and were sentenced to federal prison. On August 26, 2022, Ironshield plead guilty to Sexual Abuse of an Incapacitated Victim and Tampering with a Witness and Langstaff plead guilty to two counts of Sexual Abuse of an Incapacitated Victim. Judge Welte sentenced Ironshield to serve 87 months in prison with five years of supervised release to follow for both offenses. Langstaff was sentenced to serve 58 months in prison with five years of supervised release to follow for both offenses.

On November 7, 2021, while on the Spirit Lake Reservation in Fort Totten, ND, Ironshield and Langstaff engaged in sexual acts with a victim who was unresponsive and unaware. When they were interrupted by three juveniles, they ran away but returned a short time later to get personal items they left behind. One juvenile asked what they were doing and Ironshield pulled a black handgun from his waistband and threatened the juvenile never speak about what he had witnessed.

This case was investigated the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office, with 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 December 13, 2022