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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lake Andes Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lake Andes, South Dakota man charged with sexual abuse was sentenced on April 15, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier. Ray Flying Hawk, age 43, was sentenced to 48 months in custody.

Flying Hawk was indicted for sexual abuse by a federal grand jury on August 14, 2012, and pled guilty on January 15, 2013.

In April of 2012, Flying Hawk engaged in a sexual act with a person who was incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct and physically incapable of communicating an unwillingness to engage in such act.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Law Enforcement Services - Yankton Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Wright prosecuted the case.

Flying Hawk was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015