Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on October 19, 2012, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individual was arraigned:
BRIAN KARL FREDERICK, JR., a 34-year-old resident of Plentywood, appeared on a charge of failure to register as a sexual offender. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, FREDERICK faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura B. Weiss is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the United States Marshals Service.
The defendant pled not guilty to the charge.
The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.