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Man Indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse and Abusive Sexual Contact

February 03, 2011
Contact: Brendan V. Johnson
United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse and Abusive Sexual Contact.
Isaac Caldwell, age 34, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 19, 2011, for Aggravated Sexual Abuse and Abusive Sexual Contact. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on January 24, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is any term of imprisonment from 30 years to life and a $250,000 fine for Aggravated Sexual Abuse; and a maximum of 20 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine for Abusive Sexual Contact. The charge is merely an accusation and Caldwell is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins is prosecuting the case. Caldwell was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.
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