Abel Alvarez Sentenced in U.S. District Court
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 18, 2013|
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on June 18, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, Abel “Alex” Alvarez, a 51-year-old resident of Box Elder, was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 40 months
- Special assessment: $100
- Supervised release: 10 years
Alvarez was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to aggravated sexual abuse.
In an offer of proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danna R. Jackson, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
In late spring of 2011, Alvarez had unlawful sexual contact with a 9-year-old child. The incident happened on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, and the child is an enrolled tribal member.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the “truth in sentencing” guidelines mandate that Alvarez will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, Alvarez does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for “good behavior.” However, this reduction will not exceed 15 pecent of the overall sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.