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Published February 08, 2011, 03:04 PM

Belcourt Man Convicted of Molesting Children, Could Get Life in Prison

A Belcourt man accused of molesting children, including some at a youth shelter, has been convicted in federal court of aggravated sexual abuse.

By: Associated Press,

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Belcourt man accused of molesting children, including some at a youth shelter, has been convicted in federal court of aggravated sexual abuse.

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says 35-year-old John Wallette faces at least 30 years in prison and could get life, along with a $250,000 fine.

Authorities say Wallette had sex with one child younger than 12 from an unknown time up until the summer of 2008.

He's to be sentenced April 25 in Minot.

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