Bellingham, WA – A 20-year old member of the Lummi Tribe was sentenced on Monday, June 4th, 2018 to six years in prison and 20-years of supervised release for sexual abuse of a minor.
According to a press release from the U.S. Attorneys Office, Western District of Washington, Jason Little Sky James Jr, of Bellingham, Washington was indicted in November of 2017, and pleaded guilty in March of 2018.
According to Court documents filed in the case, between December 2016 and September 2017, James Jr., engaged in sexual acts with a minor female who was 13 or 14-years old.
James Jr was a registered sex offender at the time of the sex acts, having been convicted in Whatcom County Superior Court of Indecent Liberties with a 13-year old minor female in 2015.
The latest case came to light when the minor female reported the sex acts to a trusted adult, and the investigation revealed that James Jr was aware of the victims age at the time he engaged in sexual acts.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in conjunction with the Lummi Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys J. Tate London and Chantelle D. Dial. Mr. London is a Tribal Liaison for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Ms. Dial is an Indian Country Fellow, part of the Attorney General’s Honors Program.
View the Original Justice.Gov press release here.