Delwayne Denny Sentenced in U.S. District Court
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 14, 2013|
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on May 10, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, Delwayne Denny, a 30-year-old resident of Box Elder and an enrolled member of the Chippewa Tribe, was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 85 months
- Special assessment: $100
- Supervised release: 10 years
Denny was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to 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:
On March 11, 2012, Denny, along with three other adults, returned to a house located on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. The victim, who was very intoxicated, was taken into one of the bedrooms by two concerned teenage boys to “sleep it off.” At some point in the evening, Denny went into the bedroom and engaged in sexual intercourse with the victim, even though she was passed out.
The victim regained consciousness and demanded that Denny stop having sex with her. The victim grabbed her clothes and left the house to look for help. Law enforcement had been called by a neighbor. Law enforcement found the victim in the fetal position in the middle of the roadway, crying hysterically. The victim was transported to the emergency room in Havre and consented to a sexual assault exam.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the “truth in sentencing” guidelines mandate that Denny will likely serve all the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, Denny 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 Rocky Boy’s Police Department.