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Bryce Hamilton Newbreast Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on October 18, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, BRYCE HAMILTON NEWBREAST, a 21-year-old resident of Browning, appeared for sentencing. NEWBREAST was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 120 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 10 years

NEWBREAST was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to sexual abuse.

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

In July of 2008, the FBI received information that NEWBREAST had sexually abused his 6-year-old niece sometime in June or July 2008. NEWBREAST's niece (the victim) was interviewed on July 31, 2008, and indicated that NEWBREAST had touched her "front" and "back" parts. The victim was then taken to the hospital in Browning where she was physically examined on August 1, 2008. No physical evidence of abuse was found.

NEWBREAST was eventually located and interviewed on May 12, 2009, and initially denied the allegation. On October 29, 2009, NEWBREAST was again interviewed and admitted to touching the victim's vagina with his hand on one occasion. The residence where this incident took place is located in Browning, within the exterior boundaries of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that NEWBREAST will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, NEWBREAST 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.



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