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Lapwai Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for 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, was sentenced today to 180 months in prison for sexual abuse of a child, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  United States District Judge Stanley A. Bastian, a visiting judge from the Eastern District of Washington assigned to hear some Idaho cases, also ordered McAllaster to serve 15 years of supervised release upon his release from prison.  McAllaster pleaded guilty to the charge on September 15, 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.   

“Crimes against children are some of the most heinous our office prosecutes,” said Olson.  “Today’s sentence should serve notice to others who abuse children.  You will be investigated, you will be prosecuted, and justice will be served.” 

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

Updated December 15, 2015

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