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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

White River Man Sentenced For Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a White River, South Dakota man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on June 3, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Francisco White Buffalo, age 35, was sentenced to 60 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

White Buffalo was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 22, 2013 and pled guilty to the charge on March 18, 2013.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on August 15, 2012, when White Buffalo had sexual contact with the victim.

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

White Buffalo was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015