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Milan Lee Goudreaux Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 18, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on February 18, 2011, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, MILAN LEE GOUDREAUX, a 22-year-old resident of Birney, appeared for sentencing. GOUDREAUX was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 57 months

Special Assessment: $200

Restitution: to be determined

Supervised Release: 10 years

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

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:

In late September 2009, the victim, who was 6 years old at the time, disclosed to her grandmother and mother that her uncle, GOUDREAUX, had touched her vaginal area. Both her mother and grandmother saw redness and took the victim to the IHS clinic for an examination. The victim was examined on September 24, 2009. During that examination, she disclosed that GOUDREAUX had touched her vaginal area more than one time. As a result of the disclosure, the victim was interviewed by a psychologist, and she repeated the disclosure of sexual abuse by GOUDREAUX.

In late September, the victim had also disclosed to school personnel that GOUDREAUX was touching her. She repeated these disclosures in early October. On October 9, 2009, because of a disclosure made to school personnel, BIA Social Services took the victim to the IHS clinic for a second examination, and she again told the doctor that GOUDREAUX was touching her vaginal area.

On October 9, 2009, GOUDREAUX was interviewed. After initial denials, he admitted that on three occasions, two occurring on the reservation, he touched the victim on her vagina skin to skin.

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