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From the Courts: Hays man convicted of sexually abusing minor girl sentenced to three years in prison

U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

GREAT FALLS — A Hays man convicted by a federal jury of sexually abusing a minor girl on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation was sentenced on May 1 to three years and 10 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

Following a three-day trial, the jury Oct. 5, 2023 found Daniel Jacob Werk, 38, guilty of sexual abuse of a minor, as charged in an indictment.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided.

In court documents and at trial, the government alleged that from July 2021 to Octob...


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