Former BIA detention center officer pleads guilty to sexual abuse
A former corrections officer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual abuse of a ward.

Judson P. Elk, 37, admitted that he engaged in a sexual act with an inmate at a BIA detention center in Belcourt, North Dakota. The incident occurred during working hours and was reported by the cellmate of the victim.

Elk faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on October 18, the U.S. Attorney's Office in North Dakota said in a press release.

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