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North Dakota men sentenced for sexually abusing incapacitated victim

U.S. District Judge Peter Welte sentenced Reese Ironshield to seven years and three months in prison and Kyle Langstaff to four years and 10 months in prison.

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FARGO — Reese Ironshield, 34, and Kyle Langstaff Sr., 32, both from Fort Totten, North Dakota, were sentenced in federal court for sexually abusing an incapacitated victim, U.S. Attorney Mac Schneider announced Tuesday, Dec. 13.

U.S. District Judge Peter Welte sentenced Ironshield to seven years and three months in prison and Langstaff to four years and 10 months in prison.

In August, Ironshield pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of an incapacitated victim and one count of tampering with a witness and Langstaff pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of an incapacitated victim.

The offenses occurred Nov. 7, 2021, on the Spirit Lake Reservation in Fort Totten, when Ironshield and Langstaff engaged in sexual acts with a victim who was unresponsive and unaware, according to a statement from Schneider.

The men ran away after they were interrupted by three juveniles. When one juvenile asked what they were doing, Ironshield pulled a handgun from his waistband and threatened the juvenile, telling him to never speak about what he had witnessed, according to Schneider's statement.

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