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bullhead man indicted on sexual abuse and sexual contact charges

August 7, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Bullhead, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Landon Iron Thunder, age 24, was indicted on July 17, 2013, for Sexual Abuse of a Person Incapable of Consent, Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Abusive Sexual Contact of a Person Incapable of Consent, and Abusive Sexual Contact of a Minor.  Iron Thunder appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on July 26, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction for the charges is as follows. Sexual Abuse of a Person Incapable of Consent: any term of years up to life imprisonment; Sexual Abuse of a Minor: 15 years of imprisonment; Abusive Sexual Contact with a Person Incapable of Consent: 3 years of imprisonment; and Abusive Sexual Contact of a Minor: 2 years of imprisonment.

All counts include a possible $250,000 fine, 5 years up to life of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered. 

The charges are merely accusations, and Iron Thunder is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.    Iron Thunder was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  A trial date has not been set.



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