The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls on September 11, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, GREGORY RIDER, a 47-year-old resident of Harlem and an enrolled member of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, pled guilty to sexual abuse of a minor. Sentencing has been set for December 17, 2012. He is currently detained.
In an offer of proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danna R. Jackson, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
Between approximately July 1, 2005, and approximately July 1, 2007, RIDER sexually abused a minor at his home located on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
RIDER faces possible penalties of 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and lifetime supervision.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.