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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Rosebud Man Pleads Guilty To Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Benjamin George Murphy, age 65, of Rosebud, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on January 9, 2013, and pled guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place between December 1, 1999, and December 15, 1999, when Murphy 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 United States Attorney Tim Maher.

Murphy must report to the custody of the United States Marshal on February 1, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015