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November 10, 2014

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child was sentenced on November 3, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Frank Duane Baker, Jr., age 42, was sentenced to 132 months in custody, five years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Baker was indicted for several counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse by a federal grand jury on May 13, 2014. He pled guilty on July 14, 2014, to one count of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child.

The conviction stems from incidents between June 1, 1995, and August 31, 1996, when Baker, who was providing babysitting services, sexually assaulted a female child who was under the age of 12 years old.

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.

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

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