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Two Men Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse

U.S. Attorney’s Office March 03, 2011
  • District of North Dakota (701) 297-7400

BISMARCK—United States Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on March 3, 2011, Bruce B. Kills In Water, Jr., 21, of Little Eagle, South Dakota, and Robin Iron Shield, 22, of Cannonball, North Dakota, were found guilty by a federal jury on separate counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

In about April 2010, Iron Shield and a 13-year-old juvenile met on an Internet social networking site. Iron Shield and the juvenile continued to communicate thereafter through the network site and text messaging. When the juvenile and another 13-year-old juvenile ran away from their home in July 2010, they contacted Iron Shield to pick them up in the area of Parshall, North Dakota. Iron Shield and Kills In Water, Jr., traveled from Fort Yates, North Dakota, to Parshall, picked up the juveniles and returned with them to an apartment in Fort Yates. Iron Shield and Kills In Water, Jr., each engaged in a sexual act with one of the juveniles.

The charge 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 Bureau of Indian Affairs - Standing Rock Agency, the United States Park Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Sentencing has not been scheduled.

Assistant United States Attorney Rick Volk is prosecuting the case.