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April 17, 2015

Dupree Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact by Force

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact by Force was sentenced on April 6, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Christian Whiteman, age 21, was sentenced to 120 months in custody, five years of supervised release, $43.20 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Whiteman was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 15, 2014, for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child. On January 21, 2015, he pled guilty to a Superseding Information charging him with Abusive Sexual Contact by Force.

The conviction arose from an incident that occurred between October 1, 2012, and May 29, 2013, at Dupree, when Whiteman engaged in sexual contact by force with a five-year-old child. The victim tried to resist, said no, and attempted to push Whiteman away, but he was too heavy and continued to touch the victim.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.

Whiteman was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

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