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Published November 04, 2011, 05:31 PM

St. Michael, ND, Man Found Guilty of Attempted Aggravated Sex Abuse

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A St. Michael, ND, man has been found by a jury of attempted aggravated sexual abuse.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A St. Michael, ND, man has been found by a jury of attempted aggravated sexual abuse.

Joseph Brown, Jr., 58, was found guilty by a 12-person jury of attempting to rape a young woman while using force.

The incident occurred on August 18, 2009, at Brown's rural farm on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.

The charge of attempted aggravated sexual abuse carries a maximum statutory maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Sentencing for Brown has been set for January 13, 2012, in Grand Forks.

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