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

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Parmalee Man Charged With Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmalee, South Dakota, man was indicted by a federal grand jury for engaging in a sexual act with a woman who was unable to give permission.

Patrick Left Hand Bull, age 40, was indicted on July 23, 2013, for Abusive Sexual Contact.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on July 31, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 3 years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.  The charge is merely an accusation and Left Hand Bull is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Collins is prosecuting the case. 

Left Hand Bull was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  A trial date has not been set.                                 

Updated June 22, 2015