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2 men from northwest Minnesota reservation face child sexual abuse charges

Keith Ehrich and Kory Lussier, both of Red Lake, made initial appearances on Friday, March 19, before Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz in U.S. District Court.

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RED LAKE, Minn. -- Two men from the Red Lake reservation in northwest Minnesota face charges in separate child sexual abuse cases, officials said Friday, March 19.

Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk said Keith Allen Ehrich, 38, of Red Lake, was indicted on one charge of sexual abuse of a minor and another for abusive sexual contact with a child.

According to a release, allegations say Ehrich knowingly engaged in the sexual abuse of a minor between August 2017 and Oct. 11, 2020.

Kory Paul Lussier, 24, also of Red Lake, was charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child, abusive sexual contact with a child and sexual abuse of a minor. Lussier knowingly engaged in the sexual abuse of a minor between Aug. 2, 2014 and Sept. 20, 2020, the release said.

Ehrich and Lussier made initial appearances on Friday, March 19, before Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

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The cases were investigated by the Red Lake Department of Public Safety and the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force, the release said.

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