Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on August 6, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individual was arraigned:
THOMAS ANDREW QUINTON, a 32-year-old resident of Lethbridge, Alberta, appeared on a charge of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, QUINTON faces possible penalties of a 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael S. Lahr is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Security Investigations.
The defendant pled not guilty to the charge.
The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.