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Billings, Mont. — A federal jury on Tuesday, Dec. 12 convicted a Crow Agency man of sexually abusing two girls on the Crow Indian Reservation, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said in a press release.
After a two-day trial, the jury found Edwin Ivan Don’t Mix, 59, guilty of abusive sexual contact of a child and abusive sexual contact of a minor. Don’t Mix faces a maximum of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life of supervised release.
“For the second time in two days, our office has held accountable someone for sexually abusing young girls," U.S. Attorney Laslovich said. "Don’t Mix victimized these two girls over eight years ago and if not for their bravery in reporting what he did to them, Don’t Mix would not have been prosecuted.”
In court documents and at trial, the government alleged that in January 2015, Jane Doe 2 disclosed to the FBI that Don’t Mix touched her vaginal area over her clothes while she was sledding. Jane Doe 2 was 13 years old at the time. Jane Doe 2 also disclosed in the same interview, that in 2012 or 2013, she was asleep and awoke to Don’t Mix touching her vaginal area over her clothes. The touching occurred at a Crow Agency residence.
In October 2021, another child, Jane Doe 1, disclosed to a school counselor that Don’tMix touched her vaginal area over her clothes when she was either 6, 7 or 8 years old and that the touching happened three or four times at a Crow Agency residence.
The court set sentencing for April 11, 2024. Don’t Mix was detained pending further proceedings.