United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Sexual Abuse of a Minor.
Kendahl Clown, age 20, was indicted on March 11, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 19, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, at least 5 years up to life of supervised release, with a violation of a condition of release possibly resulting in 5 years of additional incarceration on any such revocation, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that between May 1, 2013, and June 30, 2013, Clown engaged in and attempted to engage in a sexual act with a minor.
The charge is merely an accusation and Clown is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.
Clown was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.