Arlyn Castro Sentenced in U.S. District Court
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 15, 2012|
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on November 15, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, Arlyn Castro, a 29-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared for sentencing. Castro was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 324 months
- Special assessment: $100
- Supervised release: 20 years
Castro was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which he was found guilty of abusive sexual contact. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the “truth in sentencing” guidelines mandate that Castro will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, Castro 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 Bureau of Indian Affairs.