Raymond Limpy Sentenced in U.S. District Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on June 22, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, RAYMOND LIMPY, a 56-year-old resident of Lame Deer and an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Indians, appeared for sentencing. LIMPY was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: 40 months
Special Assessment: $100
Supervised Release: 7 years
LIMPY was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to sexual abuse of a minor.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
In May 2011, the victim disclosed that in August of 2010, LIMPY gave her alcohol and she became very intoxicated, to the point she recalls very little about the evening. When the victim awoke the following morning, she was wearing different clothing and had other injuries.
The victim's sister, who was with the victim on the evening of the sexual assault, told the victim that she (the victim) was "no longer a virgin" after what happened to her when she was intoxicated. An investigation into this matter determined that the location of the sexual assault was on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.
When interviewed, LIMPY admitted to attempting to engage in sexual intercourse with the victim in August 2010 when the victim was very intoxicated. LIMPY also stated that he was aware that the victim was only 15-years-old and that he was 54-years-old when the sexual abuse occurred.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that LIMPY will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, LIMPY 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 a cooperative effort between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.