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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Cherry Creek Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Cherry Creek, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child.

Angelo Ashley, age 20, was indicted on September 11, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 21, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The Indictment alleges that on March 26, 2016, Ashley did knowingly engage in, and attempt to engage in, a sexual act with a minor who had not yet attained the age of 12 years.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook is prosecuting the case.   

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

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Indian Country Law and Justice
Project Safe Childhood
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Updated November 21, 2018