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Pine Ridge Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse

November 5, 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 sexually abusing a female near Evergreen on February 3, 2012.

Travis New Holy, age 23, was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 25, 2012, for Aggravated Sexual Abuse. New Holy appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on October 31, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation, 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 January 8, 2013.



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