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Friday, November 8, 2013

Rosebud Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Abuse was sentenced on November 6, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. 

Ricky Eagle Elk, age 45, was sentenced to 121 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and is required to register as a sex offender.
Eagle Elk was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 12, 2013, and pled guilty to the charge on August 14, 2013.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on August 27, 2012, at a local fair after the victim fell asleep in a tent.  Eagle Elk entered the tent and sexually assaulted the victim while she was unconscious and not capable of consenting to the act.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

Eagle Elk was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015