Office of Law Enforcement
Service Agents Assisted in Putting a Sexual Abuser in Prison for Life

Carl Gene Ortner Jr. was sentenced to life in federal prison and fined $100,000 for his role in the transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, sexual abuse of a child in Indian Country, abusive sexual contact in Indian Country, possession of parts of a bald eagle, and possession of parts of a golden eagle. In the Government’s closing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Roberts called Ortner “a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” stating that he disguised himself as a caring Native American elder to get close to the victims. Then when the time was right, Ortner took advantage of the victims.” He used eagle parts to ruse his victims into believing him to be a spiritual tribal member.

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