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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Solen, ND Man Sentenced to 19 years for Aggravated Sexual Assault by Use of Force

BISMARCK – United States Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on June 11, 2018, Chief United States District Judge Daniel L. Hovland sentenced Clifford See Walker, age 27, Solen, ND, on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault by Use of Force.  Judge Hovland sentenced See Walker to serve 19 years, 7 months in federal prison, with time served; 15 years supervised release; and $100 special Assessment.

On April 25, 2017, See Walker entered the victim’s residence in Ft. Yates, ND, made his way to the lower level of the residence where the victim was sleeping, and forcefully held her down while he sexually assaulted her.  The victim was able to eventually escape and call police.  See Walker ran from the residence and was later arrested by Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Officers.  Upon being interviewed, See Walker admitted that he entered the residence and sexually assaulted the victim.   See Walker, who has numerous prior convictions involving burglaries and assaults, was released from prison just nine days prior to committing this crime.

This case was investigated by the following investigating agencies:   Bureau of Indian Affairs, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and the North Dakota Crime Lab.

Assistant United States Attorney Gary L. Delorme and Brandi Russell prosecuted the case.

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Updated June 21, 2018