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Informational: Federal Court Initial Appearances

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on September 24, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individuals were arraigned:

TIMOTHY M. McALLISTER, a 46-year-old resident of Kansas City, Missouri, appeared on charges of transportation of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, McALLISTER faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison and could be sentenced to 30 years, a $250,000 fine, and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Zeno B. Baucus is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Security Investigations.

BRANDY LEE SALWAY, a 23-year-old resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, appeared on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. She is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of this charge, SALWAY faces possible penalties of 8 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan G. Weldon is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

JORDAN JOSEPH MORGAN, a 21-year-old resident of Cut Bank, appeared on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and criminal endangerment. He is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of these charges, MORGAN faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release on each charge. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan G. Weldon is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

GEORGE THEODORE SUTHERLAND, a 20-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared on a charge of aggravated sexual abuse. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, SUTHERLAND faces possible penalties of life in prison, a $250,000 fine, lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Danna R. Jackson is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

ROBERT JAMES SCHEAFFER, JR., a 49-year-old resident of Harlem, appeared on a charge of sexual abuse of a minor. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, SCHEAFFER faces possible penalties of 15 years 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.

ALDRED AMELINE, JR., a 24-year-old resident of Harlem, appeared on charges of sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, AMELINE 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.

JOSHUA JAMES HURLEY, a 31-year-old resident of St. Mary, appeared on charges of assault on a federal officer and making false statements to a federal officer. He is released on special conditions. If convicted of these charges, HURLEY faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan G. Weldon 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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