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Lake Andes Man Charged with Sexual Abuse

August 28, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lake Andes, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for sexual abuse.

Ray Flying Hawk, age 43, was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 14, 2012, for Aggravated Sexual Abuse and Sexual Abuse. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on August 27, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The charges are merely accusations, and Flying Hawk is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by BIA Law Enforcement Services - Yankton Agency and the FBI. Assistant US Attorney Thomas J. Wright is prosecuting the case. Flying Hawk was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.



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