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St. Francis Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Ennors Abraham Quick Bear, age 24, of St. Francis, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on July 11, 2012, and pled guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on or about between January 1, 2009, and October 10, 2010, when Quick Bear engaged in a sexual act with a minor who was about 14 years old.

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 September 23, 2012. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.



 

 

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