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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 1, 2013

Rosebud Man Pleads Guilty To Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Robert I. Pomani, age 21, of Rosebud, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on February 25, 2013 and pled guilty to a Superseding Information that charged him with Abusive Sexual Contact. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 2 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both, and a mandatory minimum term of supervised release of 5 years up to a maximum of life

The conviction stems from an incident in December of 2010 when Pomani was in a relationship with the victim. At that time, Pomani was 19 years old and at least 4 years older than the victim. While in the relationship, Pomani engaged in conduct which resulted in abusive sexual contact.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for May 13, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015