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

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Cherry Creek Man Charged with Child Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

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, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Child Abuse.

Brandon Iron Shell, age 30, was indicted on December 18, 218.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 7, 2019, 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, up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between October 8, 2015, and September 16, 2017, Iron Shell engaged in, and attempted to engage in, sexual acts with minors who had not yet attained the age of 12 years old, and further abused and assaulted children with a dangerous weapon.

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

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

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

Updated January 29, 2019