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Fort Yates man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of a minor

FORT YATES — A Fort Yates man that has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor has pleaded guilty, according to a press release.

Isaiah Standing Crow, 18, was allegedly engaged in sexual acts with a minor on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation between March 30 and April 2, according to the Department of Justice. Sentencing for Standing Crow has been scheduled for Nov. 14 in Bismarck. 

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000. 

The Bureau of Indian Affairs Standing Rock Agency investigated the case.

April Baumgarten
April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, as the news editor. She works with a team of talented journalists and editors, who strive to give the Grand Forks area the quality news readers deserve to know. Baumgarten grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family continues to raise registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college,  she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.