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Jury Convicts McLaughlin Man of Sexual Abuse of Minor

February 9, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Frederick James One Feather, a/k/a Snow One Feather, age 62, of McLaughlin, South Dakota, was convicted February 9, 2011, of two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor by Fear and one count of Abusive Sexual Contact as a result of a federal jury trial in Aberdeen, South Dakota. These charges carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; a mandatory minimum of 5 years of supervised release up to life, $100 special assessment, and restitution. One Feather was indicted by a federal grand jury in May 2010 for Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Abusive Sexual Contact. The charges stem from events that took place between September 2008 and October 2009 near McLaughlin when he knowingly engaged in sexual acts with a minor.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson.

The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.




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