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September 10, 2014

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact by Force was sentenced on September 9, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Brad Lee Red Bear, age 24, was sentenced to 120 months in custody, five years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Red Bear was indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force by a federal grand jury on February 12, 2014. He pled guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact by Force on June 18, 2014.

The conviction arose from an incident on December 25, 2013, at Eagle Butte, when Red Bear knowingly caused the minor victim to engage in sexual contact with him after hitting the victim in the head with a bottle.

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

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

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