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Man sentenced to federal prison for molesting girls on Crow reservation

Posted at 4:16 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-13 13:38:44-05

BILLINGS — A Charlo man was sentenced Friday in federal court in Billings to 70 months in prison and five years supervised release for sexually abusing multiple girls in Lodge Grass on the Crow reservation.

Jack Preston Coversup, 58, was found guilty by a jury in July of sexual abuse of a minor and abusive sexual contact, according to acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson.

Prosecutors argued during trial that Coversup had sexually molested minor girls in a Lodge Grass residence from about December 2015 to February 2016.

The victims were under the age of 16.

U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tom Godfrey and Lori Suek prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI.