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Spirit Lake Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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

FARGO - U. S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on Oct. 5, 2015, Jay Littlewind Sr., 41, Tokyo, North Dakota, was found guilty of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child following a three-day trial.

The jury found that Littlewind knowingly engaged in a sexual act with a child who had not attained the age of 12 years.  Evidence presented at trial showed that on or about January 25, 2008, through February 13, 2008, Littlewind committed a sexual act on the child as she lay sleeping in her mother’s bed; her mother was at work at the time of the offense.

U. S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson ordered that a presentence investigation be completed and that Littlewind remain in custody. Judge Erickson scheduled a sentencing hearing for Jan. 28, 2016, at the U. S. District Court, Fargo, North Dakota. Littlewind faces a mandatory minimum of not less than 30 years in prison.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant U. S. Attorney is Janice Morley prosecuting the case.

Updated November 6, 2015

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