Criminal Justice News

Monday, September 03, 2012

Federal Court Arraignment

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on August 30, 2012, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individual was arraigned:

Indian Leider, a 20-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared on a charge of sexual abuse of a minor. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, Leider faces possible penalties of 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Danna R. Jackson is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The defendant pled not guilty to the charge.

The charge, an indictment, information, or complaint, is merely an accusation, and all persons named as defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set, and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.

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