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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 21, 2014

Oglala Man Sentenced For Felony Child Abuse And Neglect

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Oglala, South Dakota, man convicted of Felony Child Abuse and Neglect was sentenced on February 20, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Norman Yellow Hawk, age 48, was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.   

Between January and December 2007, in Allen, South Dakota, Yellow Hawk knowingly sexually abused one of his children. 

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The sentencing was handled by Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregg S. Peterman.  

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

Updated June 22, 2015