Box Elder man convicted of sexual abuse

(Box Elder) On February 7th, a federal jury convicted a Box Elder man of sexually abusing two children at a residence on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.

The two-day trial started February 6th, and the jury found 57 year old Shawn Ssaddler Sr. guilty of aggravated sexual abuse and two counts of abusive sexual contact. Saddler faces a mandatory minimum of 30 years to life in prison, a 250 thousand dollar fine, and not less than five years of supervised release on the charge of aggravated sexual abuse and a maximum of life in prison, a 250 thousand dollar fine, and not less than five years of supervised release on the charge of abusive sexual contact.

Chief US District Judge Brian M Morris presided over the case. Sentencing is set for June 12th, and the court will determine any sentence after considering the US sentencing guidelines. Saddler was detained pending further proceedings.

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