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Porcupine Man Indicted for Burglary and Abusive Sexual Contact

September 11, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for unlawfully entering an occupied structure to commit the crime of abusive sexual contact on March 31, 2012, in Evergreen Housing.

Travis New Holy, age 23, was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 29, 2012, for First Degree Burglary and Abusive Sexual Contact. New Holy appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on September 4, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 25 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The charges are merely accusations, and New Holy is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. New Holy was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has been set for November 13, 2012.



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