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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Monday, February 10, 2014

Dupree Man Sentenced For Child Abuse

United  States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, man convicted of Child Abuse was sentenced on February 10, 2014, by U.S. District Court Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Allen White, a/k/a AJ White, age 25, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in custody, 18 months of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

White was charged by Information for Child Abuse on November 15, 2013.  He pled guilty on November 18, 2013.

The charge stems from a September 19, 2013, incident that occurred near Dupree.  White was angry at his mother and threw a backpack at her that contained a sport energy drink that was full.  The heavy backpack missed White’s mother and instead struck the child victim in the head.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.

White was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to commence serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015