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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 11, 2020

Charlo man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing minor girls in Lodge Grass

BILLINGS — A Charlo man convicted at trial of sexually abusing minor girls in Lodge Grass on the Crow Indian Reservation was sentenced today to 70 months in prison and five years of supervised release, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson said.

After a three-day trial, a jury on July 13 found Jack Preston Coversup, 58, guilty of sexual abuse of a minor and abusive sexual contact.

U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided.

During trial, the prosecution presented evidence that Coversup had sexually molested minor girls in a Lodge Grass residence from about December 2015 to February 2016. The victims were under the age of 16.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tom Godfrey and Lori Suek prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI.

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Clair Johnson Howard Public Information Officer 406-247-4623
Updated December 11, 2020