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Red Lake man pleads guilty to three-day assault

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A 30-year-old Red Lake man pleaded guilty Monday to assaulting a woman on the Red Lake Indian Reservation over a three-day period.

According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice:

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Corey Randall Roberts pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. Roberts entered the plea before U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim in Minneapolis. He had been indicted on Dec. 16.

Roberts, in the plea agreement, admitted that he and the victim argued on Nov. 4. He said he punched the victim in the head and admitted that during the next three days, he choked her and repeatedly kicked her in the chest and ribs while wearing shoes.

The assault was reported Nov. 20. The victim was taken to Red Lake Indian Heath Services Hospital and then to North Country Regional Hospital for treatment.

Roberts faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

The federal government has primary law enforcement jurisdiction over the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The case is the result of an investigation by the Red Lake Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Svendsen.

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Pioneer staff reports
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