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Parmelee Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor

November 30, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Michael Guerue, age 23, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 8, 2011. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 22, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years’ custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.
The charge is merely an accusation, and Guerue is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case. Guerue was released pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.




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