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Ft. Thompson Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Kelly W. McGhee, Jr., age 21, of Ft. Thompson, appeared before US District Judge Roberto A. Lange on May 2, 2011, and pled guilty to an indictment that charged him with Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

In September 2009, in Buffalo County, McGhee engaged in a sexual act with a child under the age of 16. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Eric Kelderman.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for July 21, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal pending sentencing.

 

 

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