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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Washington

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wellpinit, Washington Man Sentenced to Over Eight Years

Spokane – Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Maurice Loyal Finch III, age 27, of Wellpinit, Washington, was sentenced today after having previously pleaded guilty on January 13, 2015 to one count of Sexual Abuse in Indian Country. United States District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr. sentenced Finch to a 98-month term of imprisonment, to be followed by life time court supervision after he is released from Federal prison. Finch will also have to register as a sex offender. According to information disclosed during the court proceedings, during the summer of 2011, Finch sexually abused a young boy on the Spokane Indian Reservation. An investigation was started after the boy reported the abuse to his mother. Michael C. Ormsby stated, “Sexual abuse cannot be tolerated in our society, especially when young children are the victims. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington is, and will continue to be, committed to aggressively prosecuting sexual abuse that occurs within federal jurisdiction, including the Indian reservations within this District. I commend the Spokane Tribal Police Department and the FBI for their terrific work on this case.” This investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Spokane Tribal Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Rudy J. Verschoor, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

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Updated April 29, 2015