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

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wounded Knee Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Berdell Christopher Shot, age 29, of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on July 10, 2013, and pled guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years 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 or about November 19, 2012, when Shot had sexual contact with the victim.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for September 30, 2013.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

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Updated June 22, 2015