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

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Long Valley Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Long Valley, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with a minor near Martin, South Dakota, in 2010.

David Amiotte, age 49, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 16, 2013, for Sexual Abuse of a Minor.  Amiotte appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on April 19, 2013, and pleaded not guilty to the indictment.  The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.  The charge is merely an accusation, and Amiotte is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Amiotte was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.  A trial date has been set for June 25, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015