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Lame Deer man sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for aggravated sexual abuse

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

BILLINGS  — A Lame Deer man convicted of sexually abusing a woman on the Northern  Cheyenne Indian Reservation in 2022 was sentenced today to 11 years and eight months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

James Cale Allen, 29, pleaded guilty in December 2022 to aggravated sexual abuse.

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

In court documents, the government alleged that in June 2022, Allen was drinking alcohol in a Lame Deer residence and became angry with the victim, a woman. Allen first slapped and punched the victim and then sexually assaulted her while she was telling him no.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI.



Clair Johnson Howard

Public Affairs Officer


Updated April 20, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-128