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Pine Ridge Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Contact with Child Under Age of 12

August 15, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Isaac Caldwell, age 36, of Pine Ridge, appeared before US District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on August 15, 2011, and pled guilty to a charge of Abusive Sexual Contact. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

In June 2009, Caldwell engaged in sexual contact with a child under the age of 12. 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 Sarah B. Collins.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for November 14, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.




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