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Published November 04, 2011, 04:41 PM

Man Convicted of Spirit Lake Reservation Attempted Rape

(AP) — A North Dakota man been convicted of attempting to sexually assault a woman.

By: Associated Press,

(AP) — A North Dakota man been convicted of attempting to sexually assault a woman.

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says a 12-member jury found 59-year-old Joseph Brown, Jr. guilty Thursday of attempted rape while using force in August 2009. Prosecutors say the incident occurred at Brown's rural farm on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.

Attempted rape carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Brown's sentencing is set for Jan. 13.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated the case.

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