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Quincy Woodenlegs Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on December 7, 2011, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, QUINCY WOODENLEGS, a 25-year-old resident of Busby, appeared for sentencing. WOODENLEGS was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 30 months

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 10 years

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

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.

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