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Darin Seth Oleyte Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on May 19, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, DARIN SETH OLEYTE, a 19-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared for sentencing. OLEYTE was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 26 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 6 years

OLEYTE was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to sexual abuse of a minor.

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

On July 14, 2009, at about 5:30 a.m., the minor victim was found passed out, with her pants down, laying near the Crow Agency School. She was discovered by two walkers walking around the school's track. The walkers called the police and the minor victim was taken to the hospital. Her BAC was .377.

The minor victim had been drinking at the school after midnight with her friend and three boys, one of them was OLEYTE. OLEYTE was flirting with the victim and, at some point, they separated from the group. He admitted that he had sexual intercourse with the minor victim, and he admitted that she was very drunk. He and his friends, though, claim that she was walking and talking when they left the school, although she was found laying face down, passed out, with her pants down. Her friend looked for her before she went home but could not find her.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that OLEYTE will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, OLEYTE 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 a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.



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