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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Belcourt man found guilty of child sexual abuse charge

  • John F. Wallette, 35, of Belcourt, ND, was found guilty by a federal jury on Feb. 3 on a charge of aggravated sexual abuse of a child after a three-day trial in the Federal Courthouse in Minot.


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  • John F. Wallette, 35, of Belcourt, ND, was found guilty by a federal jury on Feb. 3 on a charge of aggravated sexual abuse of a child after a three-day trial in the Federal Courthouse in Minot.
    The jury found that Wallette had engaged in various sexual acts with a child under the age of 12 from an unknown time to about July 2008.
    Additional evidence presented at trial indicated that Wallette also sexually abused other children while employed at a youth shelter facility in Belcourt.
    Wallette faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years in federal prison, with a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, and a maximum fine of $250,000.
    Sentencing for Wallette has been scheduled for April 25, in Minot.

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