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August 4, 2015

Fort Thompson Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact by Force was sentenced on July 29, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Dillon Bagola, age 22, was sentenced to 10 years in custody, followed by five years of supervised release, $84.60 in restitution, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Bagola was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 13, 2014. He pled guilty on March 26, 2015.

The conviction stems from an incident on or about August 3, 2014, when the victim was attending a birthday party. After the party, Bagola was to give her a ride home, but instead drove out to North Shore road in Fort Thompson, pulled over and forced the juvenile victim to engage in a sexual act with him.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Bagola was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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