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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Rosebud Man Guilty Of Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Laun McCloskey, age 19, of Rosebud, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on April 30, 2013, and pled guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact.  The maximum penalty upon conviction is life in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; life of supervised release; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on March 16, 2013, when McCloskey had sexual contact with a minor.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Maher.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for July 22, 2013.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015