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

Friday, February 8, 2013

Bonesteel Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse And Sexual Contact Charges

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Robert Louis Prue, Jr., age 34, of Bonesteel, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on February 6, 2013 and pled guilty to one count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor and one count of Sexual Contact with a Minor. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 17 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; a mandatory minimum of 5 years up to life of supervised release; and a $200 special assessment.

The convictions stem from incidents that took place between June 22, 2011 and September 22, 2011, when Prue had sexual contact with a minor victim.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for April 8, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015