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Lapwai Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing a Child

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

COEUR D'ALENE - Robert William McAllaster, 50, of Lapwai, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to sexual abuse of a child, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  McAllaster was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene on March 17, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, between June 25, 2012, and September 30, 2014, on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, McAllaster sexually abused a child who was over the age of twelve, by causing contact between his penis and the child.      

The charge is punishable by up to fifteen years in prison, up to lifetime supervised release following any prison sentence, and a maximum fine of $250,000.00.

Sentencing is set for December 15, 2015, before Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Nez Perce Tribal Police Department, and the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office.


Updated September 15, 2015

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