Little Eagle Man Arraigned on Child Abuse Charges
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U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Little Eagle man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts of Child Abuse.
Tyson James Keepseagle, age 25, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 15, 2012. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 5, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty on each count upon conviction is 15 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both, and a period of supervised release of 3 years. The charges are merely accusations, and Keepseagle is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley is prosecuting the case. Keepseagle was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.