A man accused of sexually molesting young girls on the Crow Indian Reservation has been civilly committed as a sexually dangerous person under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.
In a press release issued by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, authorities said Oliver _____, 33, was ordered taken into custody.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina litigates all Adam Walsh Act cases for the entire country. All sexually dangerous persons who are committed to federal custody are housed in a federal facility in that district, where intensive, residential treatment is offered to them. Oliver _____ is the eighty-sixth sexually dangerous person committed under the Adam Walsh Act.
Oliver _____ was alleged to have sexually molested at least 13 young girls on the Crow Indian Reservation, the press release states.
The evidence at trial showed that beginning in 2007, when Oliver _____ was around 20 years old, until 2013, Oliver _____ repeatedly molested young girls, ranging from the ages of 2 to 13, at the home of his adoptive mother, Peggy Oliver _____ (a/k/a Well-Known Buffalo).
Peggy Oliver _____’s home, which is the location of The Center Pole, a non-profit organization in Garryowen, always had children around, including children being fostered by Peggy Oliver _____.
The layout of the facility made it easy for Oliver _____ to avoid supervision and detection of his predatory conduct, the press release states. The evidence showed Oliver _____ had a persistent and common pattern of sexually offending young girls by isolating them and then molesting them.
Oliver _____ was criminally charged in United States District Court for the District of Montana with numerous sex crimes. Peggy Oliver _____ and her partner, Susan Kelly, were also criminally charged with misprision of felony for their part in enabling him and covering up Oliver _____’s molestations, the press release states.
However, due to his mental illnesses, Oliver _____ was deemed incompetent to stand trial. As a result, Peggy Oliver _____ and Susan Kelly were unable to be prosecuted for their alleged crimes.
Ultimately, the United States certified Oliver _____ as a sexually dangerous person under the Adam Walsh Act. The Act allows the United States to seek civil commitment of sexually dangerous persons who, because of a serious mental illness, abnormality, or disorder, would have serious difficulty refraining from sexually violent conduct or child molestation.