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Red Lake Man Sentenced to 83 Months in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

MINNEAPOLIS – A Red Lake man has been sentenced to 83 months in prison followed by seven years of supervised release for sexually abusing a minor on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on August 27, 2022, Ronald Royce Pearson, 63, was visiting a residence on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. While there, Pearson engaged in a sexual act with a minor.

On September 6, 2023, Pearson pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of sexual abuse of a minor. He was sentenced yesterday by Judge Nancy E. Brasel.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI, the Red Lake Police Department, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lindsey E. Middlecamp prosecuted the case.


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