Fort Yates man pleads guilty to sex abuse

Staff reports

Jeffrey D. White Twin, 19, of Fort Yates, N.D., pleaded guilty on June 19 in United States District Court to a charge of sexual abuse.

In October 2010 at White Twin’s apartment in Fort Yates, White Twin engaged in a sexual act with a juvenile victim who was physically incapable of declining participation in, and communicating an unwillingness to engage in, that sexual act.

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

Sentencing for White Twin has been scheduled for September 19 in Bismarck.