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January 29, 2015

Manderson Man Indicted for Sexually Abusing a Minor

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

Jasper Chase Alone, age 28, was indicted on January 21, 2015. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica Duffy on January 23, 2015, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years’ 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 September 2014, at Manderson, Chase Alone engaged in a sexual act with a girl under the age of 16.

The charge is merely an accusation 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 Ben Patterson is prosecuting the case.

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

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