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

Monday, March 7, 2016

Allen Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing a Minor

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Allen, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor was sentenced on March 4, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Edgar James Brown Bear, age 39, was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Brown Bear was charged on May 19, 2015, and pleaded guilty on August 14, 2015.

The conviction stems from Brown Bear sexually abusing a fourteen year-old girl at Allen.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson prosecuted the case.

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

Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 7, 2016