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David Hugo Walker Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls on March 31, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, DAVID HUGO WALKER, a 43-year-old resident of Fort Belknap, pled guilty to failure to register as a sex offender. Sentencing has been set for June 28, 2010. He is currently detained.

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

On May 9,1990, WALKER was convicted of aggravated sexual abuse. As a result of the conviction, WALKER was required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

On April 27, 2009, WALKER registered an address on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, where he intended to stay until May 29, 2009. Prior to that, he had registered as a transient in Great Falls.

In January of 2010, a woman called the Cascade County Sheriff's Office to report that WALKER had been living with her son in Cascade County since June of 2009. This woman was concerned because she knew WALKER was a convicted sex offender and there were children living in her son's home.

WALKER had started staying at a house on Banjo Hill Lane, in Cascade County, in July of 2009. He usually stayed for three days at a time, and then left, returning after three or four days. In August of 2009, WALKER began spending more time at the house on Banjo Hill Lane.

WALKER left some of his personal belongings at his sister's house, on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, and spent Thanksgiving 2009 with his sister.

WALKER returned to the house on Banjo Hill Lane after Thanksgiving and was at the house when he was arrested in January of 2010.

WALKER spent more than 30 days, in the aggregate, at the house on Banjo Hill Lane between June 1, 2009, and December 31, 2009.

WALKER faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 5 years supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Cascade County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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

 

 

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