Fortier sentenced to 25 years in prison for production and possession of child pronography
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According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald announced the sentencing of Scott Francis Fortier, 39, to 25 years in prison for producing and possessing video files containing child pornography.
Fortier, who was convicted by a federal jury on January 25, on one count of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, was sentenced on November 7, before Judge Patrick J. Schiltz in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. In addressing the defendant’s conduct, Judge Schiltz referred to Fortier and the campers at Circle R Ranch located in Long Prairie as, “a wolf let loose in a field of sheep,” and further described Fortier’s dishonest testimony at trial as so preposterous as to be embarrassing.
“Scott Fortier is a serial predator and rapist who victimized underage girls whom he met at a summer camp where he frequented,” said U.S. Attorney MacDonald. “I am grateful that the court recognized the severity of this type of predatory conduct and I commend the diligent work of the investigators and prosecutors in bringing this defendant to justice.”. . .