Judge orders 22 years in prison for Hays woman convicted of sexually abusing child
GREAT FALLS – Hays resident Geneva Nadeau, convicted of sexually abusing and photographing a child, was sentenced today to 22 years in federal prison and to 15 years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.
Nadeau, 38, pleaded guilty earlier to aggravated sexual abuse.
U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided.
Prosecutors said that in October 2015 in Hays, on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, Nadeau sexually abused a child, who was younger than 12, and photographed the abuse. Nadeau was indicted after the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office got a tip that Nadeau had an email address that contained child pornography. Nadeau was arrested on unrelated charges and law enforcement discovered she also had on her tablet child porn images, including the sex abuse of the child.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Weldon prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI, Fort Belknap Police Department and the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office.