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District of Montana

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Poplar man admits sex abuse charge

GREAT FALLS – Poplar resident Brian Douglas Eagle, 23, admitted sex abuse charges in federal court on Monday after he tried to assault the victim while she was taking a shower, U.S. Attorney Kurt G. Alme said.

Eagle pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact.

U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided at the hearing. Sentencing is set for March 21, 2019. Eagle is detained.

Eagle faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life supervised release.

If the case had gone to trial, the government would have presented the following information as evidence:

On Feb. 7, 2018 in Poplar, on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, the victim was taking a shower by herself in her home when she saw a shadow. Eagle entered the shower. He was naked and pushed the victim to a corner of the shower. Eagle then had the victim touch him before letting her get out of the shower. The victim got dressed and ran to another house where she spent the night. The resident contacted law enforcement.

 Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette Stewart and Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Dake are prosecuting the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Fort Peck Law Enforcement.

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Updated December 11, 2018