Jason Allen Sands Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on February 25, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, JASON ALLEN SANDS, a 33-year-old resident of St. Ignatius, appeared for sentencing. SANDS was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: 120 months
Special Assessment: $100
Forfeiture: cell phone
Supervised Release: 15 years
SANDS was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which he was found guilty of attempted coercion and enticement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyndee L. Peterson prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that SANDS will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, SANDS 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 Missoula Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.