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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 21, 2014

Wolf Point Man Sentenced To 10.5 Years For Molesting And Photographing Child

The United States Attorney's Office announced today after molesting and taking sexually explicit pictures of a child for two years, WAYLON NOVELLE BLOUNT, 36, of Wolf Point, was sentenced in federal court on March 18, 2014, to ten and a half years in prison and fifteen years supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Brian M. Morris.

Blount pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact and possession of child pornography, after it was discovered he had molested a child and forced her to wear women's panty hose over the course of ages 10 to 12-year-old. After forcing her to put on pantyhose, he would direct her to pose in sexual positions as he took photographs. Judge Morris addressed the defendant at sentencing, describing Blount's actions as "morally reprehensible."

In 2012, when the victim was 12-years-old, Blount was trying to molest her when she fled and called 911 as she hid behind a house in Wolf Point, Montana. Police found her crying and shaking. She was interviewed and identified Blount as the person who has assaulted her and gave graphic details of times and places in which she had been molested. as well as molestation the night before she fled and called 911.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the (truth in sentencing( guidelines mandate that Blount will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, Blount 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 a joint effort by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.

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Updated January 14, 2015