Cannon Ball man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of a minor

Staff reports

Gerald Roubideaux, 20, Cannon Ball, N.D., pleaded guilty in United States District Court to a charge of sexual abuse of a minor on Wednesday, June 22.

Roubideaux admitted to engaging in a sexual act with a juvenile sometime in July 2009 in Cannon Ball.

The charge of sexual abuse of a minor carries a statutory maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Indian Affairs - Standing Rock Agency.

Sentencing for Roubideaux has been scheduled for September 19 in Bismarck.