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September 29, 2015

McLaughlin Man Acquitted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse as a result of a federal jury trial in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on September 15, 2015.

John Eagle, age 30, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 14, 2015.

The charge stemmed from an alleged March 2015 incident, when Eagle allegedly sexually abused a female acquaintance.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.

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