Posted: Dec 17, 2012 7:52 PM by MTN News - Great Falls
Eddy Dean Bullcalf of Browning was sentenced in federal court in Great Falls on Monday on three counts of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of abusive sexual contact.
Bullcalf, 42-years old was sentenced to 45 years in prison and five years of supervised release.
In a press release, the U.S. Attorney's Office said that during the trial, the following evidence and testimony was presented to the jury.
Between 1996 and 2001, Bullcalf repeatedly sexually abused a young girl beginning when she was approximately 6-years-old and continuing until she was approximately 12-years-old.
Testimony was given that the first time the abuse occurred, the young girl was 6-years-old and was sleeping in Bullcalf's living room.
Bullcalf touched her vaginal area, skin on skin, for ten minutes, despite her protests.
Through the span of many years, Bullcalf had sexual intercourse with the young girl multiple times, administered oral sex on the young girl multiple times, and digitally penetrated her multiple times. He also touched her private areas multiple times.
Three other witness testified that during "sleep overs" at the Bullcalf residence, and when they were between the ages of 4 or 5-years-old and up until they were 12 or 13-years-old, they were also sexually abused by Bullcalf.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that Bullcalf will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court.
In the federal system, Bullcalf does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for good behavior, but any reduction will not exceed 15 percent of the overall sentence.