Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on July 23, 2010, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual was arraigned:
DAVID JOE RED FOX, a 73-year-old resident of McLaughlin, South Dakota, appeared on a charge of abusive sexual contact. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, RED FOX faces possible penalties of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The defendant pled not guilty to the charge.
The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and any person named as a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.