United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Lloyd Cleveland Larvie, age 54, of White River, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on December 13, 2011, and pled guilty to two counts of Sexual Contact with a Minor. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 4 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both.
During the time period of November 19, 2009, and December 31, 2009, near White River, Larvie had sexual contact with a 13-year-old female. During the time period of January 1, 2010, and August 31, 2010, near White River, Larvie had sexual contact with a 13-year-old female.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for March 5, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.