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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Rapid City Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City man convicted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse was sentenced on April 29, 2013, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, United States District Court.  Faron Ben Cheyenne, age 27, was sentenced to 114 months’ imprisonment and 5 years’ supervised release and ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims fund.

In July 2011, near Wounded Knee, Cheyenne sexually abused a 16-year-old girl.  He pleaded guilty on November 29, 2012.

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

Updated June 22, 2015