GREAT FALLS—A Poplar man who admitted sexually abusing a child was sentenced today to four years in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release, U. S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.
Lloyd Wallace Youpee, 93, pleaded guilty in January to abusive sexual contact.
U.S. District Judge Brian Morris presided.
The prosecution said in court documents that the sexual contact occurred on or about February 2018 to December 2018 in Poplar on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Youpee had sexual contact with the victim, who was under the age of 12. Youpee initially denied touching the victim but then admitted to the sexual assault. During an interview with investigators, Youpee indicated that he did not want kids to be around him while he is drinking. He told investigators that he knows how he is, clarifying that he likes sex.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassady Adams prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.