Belcourt resident sentenced to 14 years for aggravated sex assault

Staff reports

Garrett L. Decoteau, 36, of Belcourt, ND, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on a charge of aggravated sexual abuse.

On Sept. 13, 2009, Decoteau engaged in a sexual act with his victim, after repeatedly threatening her and assaulting her at her home on the Turtle Mountain Reservation.

After serving his sentence, Decoteau will have five years of supervised release.

He was ordered to pay $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim's Fun and restitution in the amount of $6,460.41.

He was also ordered to register as a sex offender.