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Browning woman admits sexual abuse of minor boy

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

GREAT FALLS — A Browning woman today admitted to sexually abusing a boy on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

Brittany Lynn Gervais, 26, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor. Gervais faces a maximum of 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and not less than five years of supervised release.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided. The court will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. Sentencing was set for Oct. 4. Gervais was detained pending further proceedings.

In court documents, the government alleged that in the early morning hours of Aug. 4, 2021, a relative of the victim, identified as John Doe, was outside her residence visiting with a neighbor when she saw John Doe approach, with Gervais trailing. John Doe was 13 years old and has developmental delays. The relative saw blood on John Doe’s clothing and called an ambulance. The investigation determined that Gervais offered John Doe money to walk with her. At some point, Gervais sexually assaulted him.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kalah A. Paisley and Wendy A. Johnson are prosecuting the case. The FBI and Blackfeet Law Enforcement Service conducted the investigation.



Clair Johnson Howard

Public Affairs Officer



Updated May 10, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-147