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Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 08, 2013

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on February 8, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individuals were arraigned:

SAM VERNON WINDY BOY, JR., a 68-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared on charges of aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, WINDY BOY faces possible penalties of life 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation.

LOUIS MICHAEL HEALY, a 40-year-old resident of Hays, appeared on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, assault with a dangerous weapon, aggravated sexual abuse, and abusive sexual contact. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, HEALY faces possible penalties of life in prison, a $250,000 fine, and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica A. Betley is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The defendants pled not guilty to the charges.

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.

 

 

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