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Porcupine Man Pleads Guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact

January 10, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Curtis New Holy, age 18, of Porcupine, appeared before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on January 10, 2010, and pled guilty to a superseding information that charged him with Abusive Sexual Contact. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 3 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

Curtis New Holy pled guilty to engaging in sexual contact with another person who was incapable of giving consent or declining participation in the act. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carolyn G. Olson.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for April 1, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.




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