Repeat Rapist Sentenced to Prison
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 12, 2011|
SPOKANE—Today, Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Clarence Jude Stensgar, Jr., age 60, of Inchelium, Washington was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison. Clarence Stensgar was arrested September 10, 2010, and has remained in custody since then. He pleaded guilty in July 2011, to two counts of rape occurring on the Colville Indian Reservation.
According to the pleadings, Clarence Stensgar forcibly raped a woman in April 2007 and raped another woman in November 2007, both within the boundaries of the Colville Indian Reservation. Clarence Stensgar is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. After serving his prison sentence, Clarence Stensgar will be placed under court supervision for the rest of his life.
Michael C. Ormsby, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, said, “I am committed to aggressively prosecuting violent crime on Tribal lands. It is especially important to remove and incarcerate repeat sexual offenders, because women on Tribal land suffer a greater percentage of assaults than the general population.”
This investigation was conducted by the Colville Tribal Police Department, the Ferry County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory. This case was prosecuted by Timothy Ohms and Rudy Verschoor, Assistant U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern District of Washington.