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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Plummer Man Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Aggravated Sexual Abuse

COEUR D’ALENE Jeremy J. Bohlman, 37, of Plummer, Idaho, was sentenced today in federal court in Coeur d’Alene to 262 months in prison for aggravated sexual abuse and sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered a ten-year term of supervised release following Bohlman’s release from prison.

 

During the three-day trial in October 2016, the jury heard evidence that Bohlman used force or fear against a female to cause her to engage in sexual intercourse. Bohlman argued that the act was consensual. Bohlman was previously convicted in federal court of sexual abuse of a minor and failure to register as a sex offender. All cases were tried in U.S. District Court because Bohlman is a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe.

 

“This defendant, through his conduct, well earned a twenty-one year prison sentence,” said Olson. “This office and its tribal and federal law enforcement partners are committed to protecting Native American women from sexual violence and to see that the perpetrators are punished.”

 

The case was investigated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Updated January 31, 2017