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Allen Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that an Allen, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Duane Long Pumpkin, age 23, was indicted on March 17, 2022.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on April 15, 2022, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years in a federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, up to life of supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to Long Pumpkin knowingly engaging in and attempting to engage in sexual acts with a minor female at Allen in 2021.

The charge is merely an accusation and Long Pumpkin is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Sazama is prosecuting the case.

Long Pumpkin was released from custody pending trial.  A trial date has been set for June 21, 2022.

Updated April 19, 2022

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