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Nebraska Man Indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a North Platte, Nebraska man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly engaging in a sexual act with a three year old on July 25, 2011 at Allen, South Dakota.

Frank Red Bear, age 44, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 16, 2013 for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Red Bear appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on May 8, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment.

The minimum penalty upon conviction is 30 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation and Red Bear is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.

Red Bear was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not been set.

 

 

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