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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 5, 2013

Mitchell Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mitchell, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Abuse was sentenced on August 5, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
 
Terace Castaway, age 30, was sentenced to 293 months of imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

Castaway was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 15, 2012, for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of Children, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Abuse of a Minor, and Abusive Sexual Contact of a Minor.  Castaway pled guilty to a Superseding Information on May 6, 2013, that charged him with Sexual Abuse.

The charge stems from an incident wherein Castaway, between the 1st day of August, 2008, and the 31st day of May, 2009, did sexually abuse a young girl while she was in his custody and care.  While the victim and her cousins were playing a game of hide and seek, Castaway came into the bathroom where she was hiding and sexually assaulted her while the child was fearful for her life.  As part of the plea agreement, Castaway also admitted to sexually abusing three other young girls on several occasions while they were at their grandmother’s home in Lower Brule and Castaway was also staying there. 

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case. 

Castaway was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. 

Updated June 22, 2015