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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pine Ridge Man Sentenced For Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on February 3, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Patrick Left Hand Bull, age 40, was sentenced to 46 months of imprisonment, 10 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.   

In July 2013, near Pine Ridge, Left Hand Bull engaged in sexual contact with a woman who was unable to give consent. 

The investigation was conducted by Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.  

Left Hand Bull was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  

Updated June 22, 2015