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February 13, 2015

La Plant Man Indicted for Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a La Plant, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Sexual Abuse and Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Henry Louis Chase Alone, age 31, was indicted on January 21, 2015. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on February 4, 2015, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The penalty upon conviction is any term of years up to life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, a mandatory minimum of five years up to lifetime supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment charges that in July 2000, at Manderson, Chase Alone sexually abused a girl under the age of 16.

The charges are merely accusations and Chase Alone is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins is prosecuting the case.

Chase Alone was detained pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

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