Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on July 22, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual was arraigned:
OMAR DAVIS LITTLE WHITEMAN, a 29-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared on a charge of aggravated sexual abuse. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, LITTLE WHITEMAN faces possible penalties of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney E. Vincent Carroll is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by a cooperative effort between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The defendant pled not guilty to the charge.
The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A
pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.