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September 25, 2015

Northern Minnesota Man Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Two Women on the Red Lake Indian Reservation

United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced the conviction of WILLIAM ANDREW CLARK, 66, of Blackduck, Minn., for sexually abusing two women on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. On May 12, 2015, CLARK was indicted on one count of Aggravated Sexual Abuse and one count of Sexual Abuse involving these two women. On September 24, 2015, following a two-day trial, United States District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank found CLARK guilty on all counts.

As proven at trial, in the fall of 2013, CLARK sexually assaulted a woman on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The woman was intoxicated and unconscious when CLARK raped her. On September 11, 2014, CLARK forcibly sexually assaulted another woman, having driven the victim to a remote part of the Red Lake Indian Reservation and raping her.

U.S. District Judge Donovan W. Frank will sentence CLARK at a later date, yet to be scheduled.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Red Lake Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw is prosecuting this case.

Defendant Information:


Blackduck, Minn.


  • Aggravated Sexual Abuse, one count
  • Sexual Abuse, one count
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