Blackfeet men charged under Adam Walsh Act
Two men from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana appear to be among the first In Indian Country to be charged under the Adam Walsh Act.

The law requires tribes to develop sex offender registry systems or submit to state jurisdiction. But it also expanded federal jurisdiction by making it a crime to evade registering as a sex offender for people who enter or live in Indian Country.

Curtis Leroy Heavy Gun and Darwin Crawford were arrested on the reservation for failing to register. They are being held by federal authorities.

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