Mission Man Indicted for Sexual Abuse
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 26, 2013|
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for aggravated sexual abuse and sexual abuse.
Mart Kirkland, age 23, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 20, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; life of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge is merely an accusation, and Kirkland is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Maher is prosecuting the case.
Kirkland was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has been set for May 14, 2013.