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Cory Paul Clubfoot Sentenced in U.S. District Court

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on July 19, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, CORY PAUL CLUBFOOT, a 30-year-old resident of Lame Deer and an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Indians, appeared for sentencing. CLUBFOOT was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 24 months

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 12 years

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

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

On August 2, 2011, the victim was drinking alcohol at her house on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. There were several people at her house drinking with her, including CLUBFOOT.

At approximately 2:00 a.m. on August 2, 2011, CLUBFOOT went into one of the bedrooms to lie down. The victim stated that the next thing she remembers is waking up at a neighbor's house, wearing only a t-shirt and underwear. She told agents that she would not have engaged in any sexual act with CLUBFOOT because she considers him to be her "uncle."

CLUBFOOT was interviewed by law enforcement and confessed to having sexual contact with the victim during the early morning hours of August 2, 2011.

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



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