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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 10, 2020

North Dakota Man Sentenced for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and Incest

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mandan, North Dakota, man convicted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and Aggravated Incest was sentenced on January 9, 2020, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Ronnie White Mountain, age 51, was sentenced to 360 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

White Mountain was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 11, 2019. He was found guilty by a jury trial on September 5, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident, which occurred sometime between January 2010 and December 2012, when White Mountain was visiting relatives in McLaughlin, South Dakota, on the Standing Rock Reservation.  Following a night of drinking, White Mountain returned to a family members home and knowingly engaged in a sexual act with a minor victim who had not attained the age of 12 years old. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirsten Jasper prosecuted the case.

White Mountain was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Updated January 10, 2020