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R-lynn Dean Littledog Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Friday, January 15, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on January 11, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, R-LYNN DEAN LITTLEDOG, a 22-year-old resident of Browning, appeared for sentencing. LITTLEDOG was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 43 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 5 years

LITTLEDOG was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to abusive sexual contact.

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.

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

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



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