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Press Release

James Kirby King Sentenced In U.S. District Court

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

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on January 8, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JAMES KIRBY KING, a 46-year-old resident of Hays and an enrolled member of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, appeared for sentencing. KING was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 1 year
  • Special Assessment: $100.00
  • Supervised Release: 10 years

KING was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to abusive sexual contact.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danna R. Jackson, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

KING caused sexual contact with the victim when he touched her genitalia when he was moving her underwear aside to take pictures of her vagina. The victim was passed out at the time. The contact occurred in KING's home located on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that KING will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, KING does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Fort Belknap Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated January 14, 2015