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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Oglala Man Indicted For Sexual Abuse, Assault, Child Abuse, Incest, And Witness Intimidation

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Oglala, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly sexually abusing and threatening a child under the age of 12 between 2007 and 2010 at Allen, South Dakota.

Norman Yellow Hawk, age 47, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 21, 2013 for aggravated sexual abuse, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, felony child abuse and neglect, aggravated incest, and witness intimidation. Yellow Hawk appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on May 24, 2013 and pled not guilty to the superseding indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The charges are merely accusations and Yellow Hawk is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Yellow Hawk was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has been set for July 29, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015