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Dragonfly sentenced for sexually abusing, giving meth to minor

Posted at 2:15 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 18:11:59-05

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A Browning man was sentenced to prison Thursday after being convicted of sexually abusing and giving methamphetamine to a minor at his home on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

Bruce Dragonfly was sentenced to 16 years in prison and six years of supervised release.

Dragonfly, 56, pleaded guilty in July to aggravated sexual abuse of a minor and to distribution of a controlled substance to a minor, according to the Department of Justice.

An investigation found that in 2015 at Dragonfly’s home, the victim, a minor, and others attended a party in which everyone could use methamphetamine together, according to a press release.

The evidence, prosecutors said, showed that Dragonfly supplied at least some of the meth to the partygoers.

The Department of Justice reported that during the party, Dragonfly requested the victim perform a sex act on him and in exchange, provided her meth.

Dragonfly continued providing the victim meth in exchange for sex, money or other non-sexual favors until mid-2017, both on and off the Blackfeet Reservation. Dragonfly and the victim typically communicated through Facebook and Internet chat services to arrange meetings, according to the press release.

In an interview with FBI agents in April 2018, Dragonfly confirmed he had previously provided the victim with meth in exchange for sex.