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Fort Yates Man Pleads Guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact

U.S. Attorney’s Office September 04, 2013
  • District of North Dakota (701) 297-7400

BISMARCK—U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on September 3, 2013, Steven Whiteman, Jr., 43, Fort Yates, North Dakpta, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of abusive sexual contact.

Whiteman admitted using force to engage in sexual contact with a woman on November 4, 2011, in the Fort Yates area.

The charge of abusive sexual contact carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

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

Sentencing for Whiteman has been scheduled for November 18, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, North Dakota, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Delorme is prosecuting the case.

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