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United States of America v. Anthony Todd Youckton
Case Number: 3:18-cr-05068-RBL
Judge: Ronald B. Leighton
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Washington (Pierce County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: J. Tate London and Rebecca Cohen
Defendant's Attorney: Colin Fieman and Sara Brin - FPD
Seattle, WA - Chehalis Tribal Member Sentenced to Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact
Defendant Molested Inebriated Woman While She Slept
A 31-year-old Chehalis Tribes member was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 21-months in prison and five years of supervised release for abusive sexual contact, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. ANTHONY TODD YOUCKTON, JR, pleaded guilty October 4, 2018 admitting he sexually molested a woman who was incapacitated by alcohol in July 2016. At the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton said the assault was a tragic event in the victimís life.
According to records filed in the case, YOUCKTON and a female friend gave the intoxicated woman a ride home after a night of drinking. Because the woman was drunk, the two placed her in her bed and left the home. YOUCKTON returned to the womanís home later in the overnight hours, got into the womanís bed and molested her. When she awoke the next morning and found YOUCKTON in her bed, she called the tribal police. YOUCKTON was charged federally and arrested on February 13, 2018.
In asking for a 21-month term of imprisonment, prosecutors noted the devastating and life-long impact on the victim from the trauma of sexual abuse. Prosecutors asked for a 5-year-term of supervised release following the prison term, because of YOUCKTONís history of drug and alcohol abuse.
The case was prosecuted in federal court because the crime occurred on tribal land involving a tribal defendant.
The case was investigated by the Chehalis Tribal Police and the FBI.
Outcome: 21 mos BOP custody; five (5) yrs supervised release; fine waived; $100 SPA; $90 restitituion