U.S. Attorney's Office
District of North Dakota
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November 6, 2015

Spirit Lake Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor

FARGO, ND—U.S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on Oct. 5, 2015, Jay Littlewind Sr., 41, Tokyo, North Dakota, was found guilty of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child following a three-day trial.

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

U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson ordered that a presentence investigation be completed and that Littlewind remain in custody. Judge Erickson scheduled a sentencing hearing for Jan. 28, 2016, at the U.S. District Court, Fargo, North Dakota. Littlewind faces a mandatory minimum of not less than 30 years in prison.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney is Janice Morley prosecuting the case.

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