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September 2, 2014

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor was sentenced on August 28, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Kendahl Clown, age 21, was sentenced to 18 months in custody, five years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Clown was indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor by a federal grand jury on March 11, 2014. He pled guilty on May 12, 2014.

The conviction arose from an incident that occurred during the summer of 2013 when Clown, who was 20 at the time, and the victim, who was 15, engaged in a sexual act. At the time of the sexual act, Clown knew that the victim was under the age of 16 and was more than four years younger than he was.

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

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

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