United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of two separate crimes was sentenced for both on October 25, 2013, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.
Kaleb Mills, age 19, convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact, was sentenced to 12 months of imprisonment, 1 year of supervised release, and ordered to pay $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Mills was also convicted of Assault on a Federal Officer, and sentenced to 36 months of imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. The two prison sentences are to run concurrently.
The sexual abuse conviction stems from an April 2012 incident at Pine Ridge, when Mills engaged in sexual contact with a woman who was unwilling and repeatedly voiced her objection. She was in fear of being physically harmed by Mills. The assault conviction is the result of a May 2012 incident, when Mills bumped into an Oglala Sioux Tribe Police Officer with his vehicle after the officer stopped him for speeding and was attempting to give Mills a breathalyzer.
Both cases were investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Collins prosecuted both cases.
Mills was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.