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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 9, 2013

Scott Arthur Parent Sentenced In U.S. District Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on December 6, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, SCOTT ARTHUR PARENT, a 54-year-old resident of Lincoln, was sentenced to a term of:

  • ison: 30 months
  • ecial Assessment: $100
  • pervised Release: 5 years

PARENT was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to failure to register as a sexual offender.

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

In August 2011, the United States Marshals Service received information that PARENT was believed to have left the State of Oregon and had been residing in the Lincoln area.

In 1996, PARENT was convicted of attempted rape in the State of Oregon. PARENT was advised that he was required to register as a sexual offender.

Upon release from prison, PARENT registered as a sex offender in Oregon. As part of the sex offender registration process, PARENT acknowledged his requirement as a sex offender to notify the appropriate authorities of any change of address, including relocation out of state. PARENT last registered in Oregon in 2004, and had failed to register anywhere since that time. PARENT ultimately traveled to Montana in approximately 2010, where he resided in Lincoln. PARENT failed to notify the appropriate authorities in Montana upon arrival.

The Montana Sexual and Violent Offender Registry confirmed that PARENT did not register as required by law. PARENT was required to register under the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act due to his conviction in Oregon. The Montana Sexual and Violent Offender Registry confirmed that PARENT was currently out of compliance with Montana's Sexual Offender Registry requirements and had been so since entering Montana in approximately 2010.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the truth in sentencing guidelines mandate that PARENT will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, PARENT 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 conducted by the United States Marshals Service.

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Updated January 14, 2015