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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 17, 2013

Parmelee Man Charged With Aggravated Sexual Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Aggravated Incest And Witness Tampering

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Aggravated Incest and Witness Tampering.

Ian James Burning Breast, age 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 14, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 15, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation and Burning Breast is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Maher is prosecuting the case.

Burning Breast was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015