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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cherry Creek Man Sentenced for Sexual Contact With a Minor

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Cherry Creek, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Contact with a Minor was sentenced on January 23, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.


Sylvan Larrabee, age 24, was sentenced to 24 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.


Larrabee was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 25, 2016. He pled guilty on October 24, 2016.


The conviction stems from an incident on May 28, 2015, when the victim went to Larrabee’s residence in Dupree. The two of them had consensual sexual intercourse twice that day. Prior to the consensual sexual intercourse, Larrabee was aware that the victim was only 14 years of age. Some of his friends had warned him about her being too young. The victim’s mother had also confronted Larrabee, asking him to leave her daughter alone.


This case was investigated by the Cheyenne Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.


Larrabee was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated January 28, 2017