Bemidji Pioneer 

Red Lake man gets 40-year prison term


MINNEAPOLIS – A 30-year-old Red Lake man was sentenced today for sexually abusing a woman while on the Red Lake Indian Reservation last year.

Douglas Wayne Tarnow was ordered by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Michael J. Davis to spend 40 years in prison on one count of aggravated sexual abuse.

According to the indictment and the evidence presented at trial, Tarnow caused the woman to engage in a sexual act by force. A law enforcement affidavit filed in the case states that Tarnow convinced the woman to meet him at his aunt’s residence on January 30, 2011.

At 10:30 p.m., the woman arrived, and she and Tarnow began arguing. During the course of that argument, Tarnow grabbed the woman, threw her to the ground, and assaulted her. He then forced her to have sex with him.


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