Eagle Butte Woman Indicted for Child Abuse
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 27, 2013|
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for child abuse.
Alex White Eyes, age 23, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2013. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 19, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years of custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; three years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment. Restitution may also be ordered. The charge is merely an accusation, and White Eyes is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case. White Eyes was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.