MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis man will spend the next 30 years behind bars after being sentenced in federal court for aggravated sexual abuse of a child.
Joseph Valerian Parshall, age 32, received 360 months in prison after being convicted of abusing a child under the age of 12.
Parshall was indicted on September 21, 2011, and was convicted on February 7, 2012.
Prosecutors say Parshall committed two sexual acts against the child between February 1 and July 27, 2011. Red Lake Tribal Police were informed of the abuse on July 27, 2011, and Parshall was arrested by the FBI's Fugitive Task Force one month later.
Because the Red Lake Indian Reservation is a federal-jurisdiction reservation, some crimes that occur there are investigated by the FBI in conjunction with the Red Lake Tribal Police Department.
Generally defendants convicted of federal crimes serve the entire sentence, and not the two-thirds that is common under state sentencing guidelines.
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