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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Ex-tribal police officer sentenced for abusing child Fort Peck Indian Reservation

GREAT FALLS– A Wolf Point man and former tribal police officer who admitted touching a child’s genitals on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation was sentenced today to time served of 324 days in custody and two years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.

Mychal Thomas Damon, 28, pleaded guilty in February to felony child abuse.

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

The prosecution said in court records that the crime occurred in May 2018 when the victim, who was under the age of 14, and her mother spent the night at Damon’s house. During the night, the victim got up and sat with Damon on a recliner. Damon placed his hand inside the girl’s shorts and touched her in the genital area.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Cassady Adams and Lori Suek prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI and the Wolf Point Police Department.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated June 18, 2020