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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Minor

June 28, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota man was convicted of Assault of a Minor and was sentenced on June 27, 2013 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

David Roberts, Jr., age 30, was sentenced to 1 year of probation, a $1,000 fine, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Roberts was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2013 and pled guilty to the charge of Assault of a Minor on April 24, 2013.

The conviction arose from a July 2012 incident in Eagle Butte, when Roberts Jr. became upset at the infant’s behavior and engaged in an open-handed slap to his face. The assault left a large handprint bruise on the baby's cheek.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson.



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