The United States Attorney’s Office announced that on June 20, 2012, in Billings, after a federal district court trial before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, Arlyn Castro, a 29-year-old resident of Lame Deer, was found guilty of abusive sexual contact. Sentencing is set for September 20, 2012. He is currently detained.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek prosecuted the case for the United States.
Castro faces possible penalties of life in prison, a $250,000 fine, and lifetime supervision.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.