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Quincy Woodenlegs Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on September 7, 2011, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, QUINCY WOODENLEGS, a 25-year-old resident of Busby, pled guilty to abusive sexual contact. Sentencing has been set for December 7, 2011. He is currently detained.

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

In January 2010, an employee of New Day Group Home in Billings reported that one of her male clients (d/o/b -/-/97) had disclosed past sexual abuse. The client was a foster child who was placed in a residence in Busby for the month of July 2007. While there, the child had regular contact with WOODENLEGS (d/o/b -/-/85) who also lived at the residence, which is within the exterior boundaries of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

During an April 2010 interview with law enforcement, the child disclosed that he had been sexually abused by WOODENLEGS on one occasion in the bathroom of the house. He reported that WOODENLEGS had come home drunk and cornered him in the bathroom, reached inside the front of his shorts and touched his genitals in the front and his buttocks as well.

When first questioned, WOODENLEGS admitted that he knew the child and that the two had spent time together when the child was placed in the home but denied the sexual abuse allegations. When questioned again in November of 2010, WOODENLEGS admitted that he had fondled the child's genitals and buttocks on one occasion. WOODENLEGS gave an audio-taped statement admitting to the sexual abuse.

WOODENLEGS faces possible penalties of life years in prison, a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervision.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.



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