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Robert James Caplette Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on February 23, 2009, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, ROBERT JAMES CAPLETTE, a 25-year-old resident of Rocky Boy, appeared for sentencing. CAPLETTE was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 210 months
  • Special Assessment: $ 100
  • Supervised Release: life time

CAPLETTE was sentenced after having been found guilty during a 21/2-day trial of aggravated sexual abuse.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that CAPLETTE will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, CAPLETTE does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Racicot prosecuted the case for the United States.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



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