From the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Montana:

A Lame Deer man who admitted to sexually abusing a minor, and assaulting his partner, on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in two separate cases was sentenced yesterday.

David Benjamin Wick, Sr., 44, of Lame Deer, pleaded guilty in December 2023 to sexual abuse of a minor. In January 2024, he pleaded guilty to assault resulting in substantial injury to a spouse, dating, or intimate partner.

Wick was sentenced yesterday to a total of three years and one day in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Two years on the charge of sexual abuse of a minor, and one year and a day on the assault charge, to run consecutive to the sexual abuse sentence.

According to the court:

The government alleged that in 2019, Wick, then 39, had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Wick and the girl had connected through Facebook, and Wick invited her to his trailer to drink alcohol.

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Wick was charged federally with sexual abuse of a minor and released on conditions. In January 2023, Wick assaulted his partner after becoming upset and accusing her of cheating on him. Wick kicked his partner and repeatedly struck her in the face and head while calling her names. The victim was treated for significant trauma.

The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case. The FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs conducted the investigation.

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Source: - The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Montana

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