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Jonathan Alexander Headcarrier Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on April 3, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JONATHAN ALEXANDER HEADCARRIER, a 21-year-old resident of Browning and an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe, appeared for sentencing. HEADCARRIER was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 220 months

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 15 years

HEADCARRIER was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to sexual abuse.

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 April 5, 2010, HEADCARRIER sexually abused a young child he was watching while the child's parents went to the store. Upon their return, the victim appeared to be upset and when asked what was wrong, the victim began crying and disclosed that HEADCARRIER touched her "down here," pointing to her genital area. The police were called immediately.

When questioned in December of 2010, HEADCARRIER admitted he had sexually abused the victim.

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