Indian Leider Sentenced in U.S. District Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on January 8, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, INDIAN LEIDER, a 20-year-old resident of Rocky Boy, was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 16 months
- Special Assessment: $100.00
- Supervised Release: 5 years
LEIDER 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 Danna R. Jackson, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
LEIDER is an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe. On January 27, 2012, LEIDER was at a house party located on the Rocky Boy's Indian reservation. Also at the party were under-aged girls. LEIDER has sex with a girl who was thirteen. The girl was drinking and had reported to a medical provider that she "blanked out."
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that LEIDER will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, LEIDER 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 a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Rocky Boy Law Enforcement and Chippewa Cree Law Enforcement.