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Nathaniel Jay Reed Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on August 20, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, NATHANIEL JAY REED, a 21-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared for sentencing. REED was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 151 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: life

REED was sentenced after having been found guilty during a 11/2-day trial of aggravated sexual abuse which took place within the exterior boundaries of the Crow Indian Reservation.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that REED will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, REED 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 Lori Harper Suek prosecuted the case for the United States.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.



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