Eagle Butte Man Indicted for Sexual Abuse
Assistant United States Attorney
US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for the alleged sexual assault of a person incapable of consenting in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, in November 2009.
Frank Hill, age 37, was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 16, 2012, for Sexual Abuse. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 26, 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 Hill is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant US Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case. Hill was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal. Trial has been set for December 18, 2012.