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Macy Resident Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Minor

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 23, 2010
  • District of Nebraska (402) 661-3700

United States Attorney Deborah Gilg and the Federal Bureau of Investigations announce the following information for the attention of the media:

Event Triggering this Release: Dudley L. Blackbird, age 20 of Macy, was sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor. The Honorable Lyle E. Strom, United States Senior District Court Judge, sentenced Blackbird to 18 months imprisonment. After his release from prison Blackbird will begin a five-year term of supervised release.

Blackbird was 18 years old when he engaged in sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old juvenile on the Omaha Indian Reservation. The 13-year-old ran away from home and remained with Blackbird over the course of four days. When the juvenile was discovered, she was administered a sexual assault kit. DNA from Blackbird was found on a swab taken from the juvenile.

Name of Defendant: Dudley L. Blackbird


Age: 21

City of residence: Macy, Nebraska

Crime(s) Charged and Potential Penalty (A CHARGE is merely an accusation and every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty): Sexual abuse of a minor, 0-15 years' imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, or both imprisonment and fine, not less than three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

Specific Location of Alleged Crime: Macy, Nebraska

Location of Arrest: Macy, Nebraska

Alleged Dollar Loss/Type and Quantity of Drug:

Others Charged in Same Scheme: N/A

Relevant Dates:

Date of Alleged Crime: Between on or about the 6th day of September, 2007 and the 10th day of September, 2007

Federal Arrest Date: September 18, 2009

Date Complaint Issued: N/A

Indictment Returned Date: September 15, 2009

Initial Appearance Date: September 18, 2009

Plea or Trial and Date(s): Plead guilty on January 29, 2010

Sentencing Date: April 22, 2010

Next Court Hearing Type and Date: N/A

Assigned Magistrate Judge: Thomas D. Thalken

Held without Bond, or Released from Custody: Held without Bond

In Continuous Custody Since: September 18, 2009

Assigned District Court Judge: Lyle E. Strom

Initials of Assigned AUSA/Preparer of THIS Release: MPN

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