Abel “Alex” Alvarez Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on February 12, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, ABEL "ALEX" ALVAREZ, a 51-year-old resident of Box Elder, pled guilty to aggravated sexual abuse. A sentencing date will be set at a later time. 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:
In late spring of 2011, ALVAREZ had unlawful sexual contact with a 9-year-old child. The incident happened on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and the child is an enrolled tribal member.
ALVAREZ faces possible penalties of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervision.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.