Written by Darla Shumway
After molesting and taking sexually explicit pictures of a child for two years, Waylon Novelle Blount, 36, of Wolf Point was sentenced in federal court March 18 to 10½ years in prison and 15 years supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Brian M. Morris.
Blount pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact and possession of child pornography, after it was discovered he had molested a child and forced her to wear women’s panty hose over the course of ages 10 to 12 years old. After forcing her to put on pantyhose, he would direct her to pose in sexual positions as he took photographs. Judge Morris addressed the defendant at sentencing, describing Blount’s actions as “morally reprehensible.”
In 2012, when the victim was 12 years old, Blount was trying to molest her when she fled and called 911 as she hid behind a house in Wolf Point. Police found her crying and shaking. She was interviewed and identified Blount as the person who had assaulted her and gave graphic details of times and places in which she had been molested. as well as molestation the night before she fled and called 911.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the truth in sentencing guidelines mandate that Blount will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, Blount does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for “good behavior.” However, this reduction will not exceed 15 percent of the overall sentence.
The investigation was a joint effort by the Wolf Point Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.