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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lower Brule Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor was sentenced on June 30, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Gerald Duane Iron Shooter, age 21, was sentenced to 14 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
         
Iron Shooter was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 12, 2014. He pled guilty on April 1, 2014.
         
The conviction stems from an incident in January of 2012 when Iron Shooter was at a party with two other adult men.  Later in the evening, several underage girls, including the 13 year-old victim, joined the party.  The girls began to drink with the men.  During the party, the victim and Iron Shooter ended up in a bedroom where they had sexual intercourse.  Iron Shooter admitted knowing the age of the victim and that she was too young to engage in any type of sexual activity.
         
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Law Enforcement Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.
         
Iron Shooter was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015