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Carter Man Sentenced after Jury Trial Conviction

March 1, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Carter, South Dakota, man charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child, Sexual Contact with a Minor, and Tampering with a Witness was sentenced on February 28, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. As to the charge of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child, Thomas William Frederick, age 60, was sentenced to 121 months of imprisonment; as to the charges of Sexual Contact with a Minor and Tampering with a Witness, Frederick was sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment, with said sentences to be served consecutively. He was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release and pay a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund on each charge.

Frederick was indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child, Sexual Contact with a Minor, Attempted Sexual Abuse of a Minor, and Tampering with a Witness by a federal grand jury on March 9, 2010. The charges stem from incidents in which Frederick knowingly and intentionally sexually abused a child under the age of 12 between 2002 and 2003 in Todd County. He also knowingly and intentionally had sexual contact with a child under the age of 16 years between 2008 and 2009 in Todd County. He then corruptly influenced one of the girls to not tell the truth to law enforcement officers about the sexual activity. He was convicted at a jury trial of the charges on December 3, 2010.

This case was investigated by the FBI, Rosebud Law Enforcement Services, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.

Frederick was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal.

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