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Brian Lee Blackwolf Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on August 26, 2010, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, BRIAN LEE BLACKWOLF, a 29-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared for sentencing. BLACKWOLF was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 30 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 10 years

BLACKWOLF 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 Marcia K. Hurd, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

In December 2009, a juvenile female disclosed that she had been sexually abused by BLACKWOLF when she was 14 years old - in August 2008 and into the fall of 2008. She stated that BLACKWOLF had sexual intercourse with her four times at the home of BLACKWOLF and his wife in Lame Deer. The sexual activity was arranged by his wife.

BLACKWOLF was interviewed and also provided a handwritten statement. He admitted that in August 2008 and into the fall that he had sexual intercourse with the victim three times. He stated that his wife set it up the first time by asking him if he would. He believed that the victim was 12 or 13-years-old at the time. He knew that she was too young and that he could go to jail, but he thought that he would not get caught.

BLACKWOLF's wife was interviewed and admitted arranging the sexual activity for her husband because she thought it would help his erectile dysfunction. At the time of the sexual activity, the victim was 14-years-old and BLACKWOLF was 30-years-old. Both BLACKWOLF and his wife are Indian persons and the events occurred within the exterior boundaries of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

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



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