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Bullhead Woman Charged with Child Abuse

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Bullhead, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury on four counts of Child Abuse.

Alyssa Oka, age 27, was indicted on February 15, 2017. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on February 21, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 15 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release per count, and up to $400 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on multiple dates, Oka abused, exposed, tortured, tormented, and cruelly punished four juvenile victims who were all under the age of seven.

The charges are merely accusations and Oka is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.

Oka was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated February 23, 2017

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