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November 10, 2014

Bullhead Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Bullhead, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on November 3, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Cody Long Chase, age 37, was sentenced to 36 months in custody, five years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Long Chase was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 13, 2014. He pled guilty on July 28, 2014.

The conviction stems from an incident on April 26, 2014, when Long Chase had sexual contact with a female victim who, at the time of the sexual contact, was incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct and was physically incapable of declining participation in or communicating her unwillingness.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

Long Chase was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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