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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mission Man Sentenced For Aggravated Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse was sentenced on October 29, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. 

Zachary Poorman, age 26, was sentenced to 150 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, was ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and must register as a sex offender.
 
Poorman was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2013, and pled guilty to on June 13, 2013.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on October 29, 2012, when Poorman, the victim and others were drinking alcohol together at a residence in Mission.  At some point during the night, Poorman took the victim to a nearby shed where he forcibly sexually abused the victim.  The victim was struck and held down during the assault.  The victim suffered injuries as a result of the assault. 

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.

Poorman was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015