U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Michigan
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July 31, 2015

Former Kincheloe Resident Tommy Alan Cain Sentenced for Sexual Assault of a Minor

MARQUETTE, MI—U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr., announced that Tommy Alan Cain, 62, a former resident of Kincheloe, Michigan, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 180 months’ imprisonment for sexual abuse of a minor. In addition to the prison term, Cain was also ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release following the completion of his term of incarceration and to have no contact with the victim.

Cain was indicted by a federal grand jury in July of 2014 and pled guilty on February 25, 2015 to sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl at a residence on the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians reservation in the summer of 2007. The incident came to light in August of 2012 when the victim first disclosed that Cain had been sexually abusing her over the course of the preceding five years. In imposing the maximum sentence permitted under the statute, U.S. District Judge R. Allan Edgar emphasized the need to protect the public from Cain, whose conduct he described as “heinous.”

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Police and the FBI investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Hannah N. Bobee prosecuted the case.

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