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

Friday, May 17, 2013

Eagle Butte Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Frank Hill, age 38, of Eagle Butte, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on May 14, 2013 and pled guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Person Incapable of Consenting.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; at least 5 years and up to life of supervised release, and $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction arose from Hill’s sexual assault in November of 2009 of an adult female victim.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for August 8, 2013. Hill will report to the U.S. Marshals Service on May 21, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015