Forum News Service, Published February 11 2014
Devils Lake man gets 30 years for sex abuse on reservationA Devils Lake man previously convicted of murder has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl at the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.
Erick McKay, 40, pleaded guilty in November to two counts of abusive sexual contact with a minor younger than 12. He had forced her to have sexual contact with him by threatening to use force against her.
In 2002, McKay was convicted of killing his 7-week-old son, Erick McKay Jr. Autopsy results showed the baby died of injuries consistent with shaken-baby syndrome.
He was sentenced to 15 years in prison but was out on probation six years later, only to be imprisoned again for violating his probation by drinking.