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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Kooskia Man Pleads Guilty to Physically Abusing a Child

COEUR D’ALENE - Eben Paul Slickpoo, 30, of Kooskia, Idaho, pleaded guilty Tuesday in United States District Court in Coeur d’Alene, to assault resulting in substantial bodily injury, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Slickpoo waived his right to an indictment and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the U.S. Attorney on July 7, 2016.     

According to the plea agreement, Slickpoo admitted that in 2015, he injured a child by pulling out a section of hair from her scalp as a form of punishment.  Teachers and other adults noticed the child missing hair and reported it to law enforcement.  

Assault resulting in substantial bodily injury is punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release for up to three years. Sentencing is set is set for November 29, 2016, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill, at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Nez Perce Tribal Police.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated August 18, 2016