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pine ridge man sentenced for sexual abuse

May 1, 2014
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of sexual abuse was sentenced on April 29, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Daniel Tobacco, age 20, was sentenced to 48 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Tobacco was indicted for Sexual Abuse by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2012.  He was convicted following a federal jury trial in Rapid City in January of 2013.
The conviction stems from Tobacco engaging in a sexual act with an unconscious female at Pine Ridge on February 23, 2012.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregg S. Peterman handled the sentencing.

Tobacco was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.




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