A year after being charged with multiple child sex crimes in South Dakota, a former Pine Ridge pediatrician is now facing similar charges in Montana.
Federal court records unsealed Friday show that 69-year-old Stanley Patrick Weber was charged by a Montana grand jury last month with five new criminal counts. They are attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child, attempted sexual abuse of a minor, abusive sexual contact of a minor and two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.
Weber’s charging document states that between July 1993 and June 1995, he molested two Native American boys on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, located in northwest Montana.
One of the boys was younger than 12 during the alleged incidents, and the other was 12 to 15 years old, according to the indictment filed Feb. 22.
Weber, of Spearfish, was a doctor on the Blackfeet reservation during this period. He worked there for the Indian Health Service from July 1992 to June 1995, IHS spokeswoman Jennifer Buschick told the Journal.
Weber pleaded not guilty to all the charges at the federal courthouse in Great Falls, Mont., Tuesday morning. He is tentatively scheduled for trial in May.
His most serious charges — aggravated sexual abuse of a child and attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child — are each punishable by up to life in prison.
Weber was placed on an ankle monitor by the federal court in South Dakota after his indictment last February on 10 counts of child sexual abuse. The South Dakota offenses allegedly occurred after the ones in Montana.
Federal prosecutors in South Dakota say that between 1998 and 2011, Weber molested four Native children on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where he worked at the IHS hospital as a pediatrician. He became the hospital’s acting clinical director at one point and resigned in 2016.
Weber’s South Dakota charges include aggravated sexual abuse and sexual abuse, each of which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. His trial date here is pending.
Weber has hired five lawyers on his South Dakota case, including two Denver attorneys who have asked the court’s permission to also represent him in Montana.
The Montana court allowed Weber to remain free from jail on bond under the South Dakota District’s supervision. The conditions of his release include not having any contact with minors, according to court records.
In a related case, a former chief executive of the Pine Ridge Hospital is expected to plead guilty Friday to lying about accepting money from Weber while they were working together at the hospital.
It’s not clear why Weber gave Wehnona Stabler a $5,000 check, which she admitted not reporting in 2014 despite federal employment requirements.
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