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Spirit Lake Man Sentenced for 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 Jan. 28, 2016, Jay Littlewind Sr., 41, Tokio, North Dakota, was sentenced before U. S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to serve 30 years in prison for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child. Judge Erickson also ordered Littlewind to serve 5 years of supervised release and to pay a special assessment of $100 to the Crime Victims Fund. On October 5, 2015, Littlewind was found guilty after a three-day jury trial.

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

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Assistant U. S. Attorney Janice Morley prosecuted the case.

Updated January 28, 2016

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