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Browning woman sentenced to 27 months in prison for sexual abuse of minor boy

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

GREAT FALLS  — A Browning woman who admitted to sexually abusing a boy on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation was sentenced today to 27 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

Brittany Lynn Gervais, 26, pleaded guilty in May to sexual abuse of a minor.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided.

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 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 met John Doe at a residence in the early morning hours. The pair left the residence together and at some point, Gervais sexually assaulted him before walking with him back to his residence.

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



Clair J. Howard

Public Affairs Officer



Updated October 30, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-407