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Rosebud Man Indicted for Assault and Child Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Child Abuse.

Aaron Sharpfish, age 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 10, 2012. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 27, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years’ custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.
The charges are merely accusations, and Sharpfish is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers. Sharpfish was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.

 

 

 

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