U.S. Attorney's Office
District of South Dakota
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May 1, 2014

Rosebud Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for sexual abuse of a minor.

Arnold Eagle Bear, age 31, was indicted on April 22, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 30, 2014 and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 15 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The indictment alleges that between November 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013, Eagle Bear had sexual contact with a minor who had not attained the age of 16.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.

Eagle Bear was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

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