Little Eagle Woman Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse
Assistant United States Attorney
US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jackie Little Dog, a/k/a Audrey Jacqueline Little Dog, a/k/a Audrey Jacqueline Bobtail Bear, age 50, of Little Eagle, South Dakota, appeared before US District Judge Roberto A. Lange on March 14, 2012, and pled guilty to count 2 of a superseding indictment that charged her with child abuse. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.
Little Dog admitted that she repeatedly brought an individual who was younger than 18 from his/her home in Little Eagle to a residence in McLaughlin where she knew this child victim would be exposed to a variety of physical dangers, including ingesting intoxicants and being expected to engage in sexual encounters with various adult men. The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security - Immigration & Customs Enforcement. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Kevin Koliner.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for June 5, 2012. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal pending sentencing.