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R-lynn Dean Littledog Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on October 16, 2009, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, R-LYNN DEAN LITTLEDOG, a 22-year-old resident of Browning, pled guilty to abusive sexual contact. Sentencing is set for January 11, 2010. He is currently detained on special conditions.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On June 13, 2008, a five-year-old victim and the victim's mother reported that the child had been sexually abused by LITTLEDOG.

On August 25, 2008, LITTLEDOG was interviewed and denied touching the victim in a sexual manner and agreed to take a polygraph examination.

On December 17, 2008, following a polygraph exam, LITTLEDOG admitted to rubbing with his hand the five-year-old victim's vagina (over the victim's clothes), and that he did this in a sexual manner. The incident took place at LITTLEDOG'S mother's residence in Browning, which is within the exterior boundaries of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. The incident took place sometime in the summer or fall of 2007.

LITTLEDOG faces possible penalties of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and 5 years supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Browning.

A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.



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