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Ft. Thompson Man Pleads Guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact

September 7, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Dakota Red Bear a/k/a Cody Red Bear, age 25, of Ft. Thompson, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on September 7, 2011, and pled guilty to a Superseding Information that charged him with Abusive Sexual Contact. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment.

During Halloween break of 2010, the victim came home to her father and the defendant’s mother’s residence at Knots Landing in Fort Thompson. The victim was home alone one evening, and around 2:00 a.m. the defendant came home by himself, joined the victim in the living room, called her over to him and then sexually abused her. The parties agree the defendant used force during this incident.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for November 28, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.




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