Dennis Salois Sentenced in U.S. District Court
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 24, 2011|
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on June 23, 2011, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, DENNIS SALOIS, a 45-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared for sentencing. SALOIS was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: 168 months
Special Assessment: $200
Supervised Release: life
SALOIS was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to abusive sexual contact.
In an offer of proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
In April 2010, a juvenile female disclosed to her school counselor that she had been repeatedly sexually abused by SALOIS at his residence near Lame Deer. The girl described numerous incidents of sexual contact and sexual acts that began in approximately 2007, when she was 10, and continued until she was 12. Another juvenile female also disclosed that she had been sexually abused by SALOIS at the same residence beginning in September 2006 and ending in November 2007 when she was 7 years old.
When questioned, SALOIS admitted that he had sexually abused both girls and provided a videotaped confession.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the “truth in sentencing” guidelines mandate that SALOIS will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, SALOIS does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for “good behavior.” However, this reduction will not exceed 15 percent of the overall sentence.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.