Fort Hall Man Charged with Abusive Sexual Contact of Minor
POCATELLO – James Rio First, 32, of Fort Hall, Idaho, appeared in United States District Court in Pocatello yesterday on a federal indictment charging him with abusive sexual contact, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. First was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 22. A jury trial is set for January 17, 2012.
The indictment alleges that between April and October 2011, First knowingly engaged in sexual contact with a child under the age of 12.
The charge of abusive sexual contact is punishable by up to life in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to lifetime supervised release.
The case was investigated by the Fort Hall Police Department.
An indictment is a means of charging a person with criminal activity. It is not evidence. The person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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