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Rosebud Man Indicted for Sexual Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2011
Contact: Brendan V. Johnson
United States Attorney
605-357-2304

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for sexually abusing a female at Rosebud on August 18, 2010.
Gary Gunhammer, age 52, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 11, 2011, for Sexual Abuse. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 27, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both; up to life of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment to the Victims’ Assistance Fund. Restitution may also be ordered. The charge is merely an accusation and Gunhammer is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant United States Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case. Gunhammer was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.
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