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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Norris Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Norris, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Jeremy Eagle Bear, age 23, was indicted on August 21, 2013.  Eagle Bear appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 30, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. 

The maximum penalty on each count upon conviction is 15 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered. 

The charges relate to allegations that in 2011 Eagle Bear had sex with a minor on two different occasions, which occurred on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.

The charges are merely accusations, and Eagle Bear is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.         

Eagle Bear was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  A trial date has been set for November 5, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015