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Fort Yates Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charges

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 14, 2010
  • District of North Dakota (701) 297-7400

BISMARCK—United States Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on December 13, 2010, Christopher Young, 20, of Fort Yates, North Dakota, pleaded guilty before United States District Court Daniel L. Hovland to two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

Young admitted to engaging in sexual acts with two people under 16 years of age in separate incidents in January 2010 and October 2010. Both incidents occurred in the Fort Yates area.

Each count of sexual abuse of a minor carries a statutory maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Indian Affairs - Standing Rock Agency.

Sentencing for Young has been scheduled for February 24, 2011, in United States District Court in Bismarck, North Dakota, at 1:30 p.m.

Assistant United States Attorney Rick Volk is prosecuting the case.