Mission Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse.
Eddie Hummingbird, age 47, was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 22, 2012. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 29, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.
The charge is merely an accusation, and Hummingbird is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.
Hummingbird was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending trial. A trial date has not been set.