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Fort Yates man sentenced for abusive sexual contact with a minor

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FORT YATES, North Dakota — A Fort Yates man has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison for abusive sexual contact with a minor.

U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon says 63-year-old George Thunderhawk was sentenced on Monday.

Thunderhawk was found guilty of sexually abusing a minor under the age of 12 in 2008.

Thunderhawk also must serve five years of supervised release after his prison term.

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