Randon Arkinson Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on August 8, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, RANDON ARKINSON, a 33-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared for sentencing. ARKINSON was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: 37 months
Special Assessment: $100
Supervised Release: 5 years
ARKINSON was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to abusive sexual contact of a child.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura B. Weiss, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
On December 2, 2010, the Rocky Boy's Police Department received a call from a mental medical professional in reference to a possible sexual assault against an 8-year-old girl. The medical professional advised that he was approached by the victim's mother at the Box Elder School. The mother stated that her eight-year-old daughter may have been assaulted by ARKINSON.
The medical professional indicated he met with the victim, who made the same disclosure to him about ARKINSON touching her. On December 1, 2010, ARKINSON left for a funeral in Arizona. That evening, the victim called her mother into her bedroom and told her ARKINSON had touched her. The mother then asked the victim to tell her about it.
The victim stated that when ARKINSON came home, she heard him in the kitchen. The victim was in the bedroom. ARKINSON then came into the bedroom where the victim and her siblings were located and got into bed. The victim said he was on the edge lying down next to her. ARKINSON then reached into her underwear and touched her private area. He then fell asleep and she crawled over her siblings and went to sleep on the other side of the bed.
When interviewed, ARKINSON admitted to touching the victim. He stated that on the night of the offense he had been drinking and thought he was next to his wife.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that ARKINSON will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, ARKINSON 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.