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Fort Yates Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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

BISMARCK - U. S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on July 24, 2014, Isaiah Standing Crow, 18, Fort Yates, N.D., pleaded guilty before U. S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland to a charge of sexual abuse of a minor.

Between March 30, 2014, and April 2, 2014, Standing Crow engaged in sexual acts with a minor on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Sentencing for Standing Crow has been scheduled for Nov. 14, 2014, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 1:30 p.m.

The charge of sexual abuse of a minor carries a statutory maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Standing Rock Agency.

Assistant U. S. Attorney Gary Delorme is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 9, 2015