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

Friday, April 1, 2016

Cherry Creek Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Cherry Creek, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Sylvan Larrabee, age 23, was indicted on March 15, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 30, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 30 years in custody and/or a $500,000 fine, up to life of supervised release, and $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between March 1, 2015, and May 29, 2015, Larrabee knowingly caused and attempted to cause a minor female to engage in sexual acts.

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

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

Larrabee was released on bond.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated April 1, 2016