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Aloysious Wells Sentenced In U.S. District Court

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

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on June 17, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, ALOYSIOUS WELLS, a 25-year-old resident of Heart Butte and an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe, was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 20 months

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 10 years

WELLS was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to abusive sexual contact.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura B. Weiss, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

In 2009, WELLS went to a house in Heart Butte, which is on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. He entered the living room and the victim, who was under the age of 12 at the time, was laying on the sofa. He sat down beside her and began to sexually abused her.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that WELLS will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, WELLS does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated January 14, 2015