Eddy Dean Bullcalf Sentenced in U.S. District Court
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 17, 2012|
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on December 17, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, Eddy Dean Bullcalf, a 42-year-old resident of Browning, appeared for sentencing. Bullcalf was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 540 months
- Special assessment: $400
- Supervised release: five years
Bullcalf was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which he was found guilty of three counts of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of abusive sexual contact.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Danna R. Jackson prosecuted the case for the United States.
At trial, the following evidence and testimony was presented to the jury.
Between 1996 and 2001, Bullcalf repeatedly sexually abused a young girl beginning when she was approximately 6 years old and continued until she was approximately 12 years old.
Testimony was given that the first time the abuse occurred, the young girl was 6 years old and was sleeping in Bullcalf’s living room. Bullcalf touched her vaginal area, skin on skin, for 10 minutes, despite her protests. Through the span of many years, Bullcalf had sexual intercourse with the young girl multiple times, administered oral sex on the young girl multiple times, and digitally penetrated her multiple times. He also touched her private areas multiple times.
Three other witness testified that during “sleepovers” at the Bullcalf residence, and when they were between the ages of 4 or 5 years old and up until they were 12 or 13 years old, they were also sexually abused by Bullcalf.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the “truth in sentencing” guidelines mandate that Bullcalf will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, Bullcalf 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 conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.