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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Agency Village Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Agency Village, South Dakota, man convicted of sexual abuse of a minor was sentenced on May 20, 2019, by U.S. District Jude Charles B. Kornmann.

Sylanus Flute, age 25, was sentenced to 50 months in federal prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release.  He was ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

According to court documents, between February and April of 2017, Flute engaged in sexual acts with a juvenile female under the age of 16.  Flute was over 22 years old when he engaged in the sexual acts.  The sexual acts were nonconsensual. 

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe’s Law Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri prosecuted the case.   

Flute was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated May 21, 2019