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James Kirby King Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Court

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on October 2, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JAMES KIRBY KING, a 46-year-old resident of Hays and an enrolled member of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, pled guilty to abusive sexual contact. Sentencing has been set for January 7, 2013. He is currently detained.

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

KING caused sexual contact with the victim when he touched her genitalia when he was moving her underwear aside to take pictures of her vagina. The victim was passed out at the time. The contact occurred in KING's home located on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.

KING faces possible penalties of 3 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervision.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Fort Belknap Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



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