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September 29, 2014

Fort Thompson Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child.

Dillon Bagola, age 22, was indicted on August 13, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 22, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, five years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about August 3, 2014, Bagola knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, a sexual act with a child who had not attained the age of 12 years old.

The charge is merely an accusation and Bagola is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.

Bagola was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which has been set for October 21, 2014.

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