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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Cherry Creek Woman Charged with Tampering and Misprision of a Felony

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Cherry Creek, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Tampering and Misprision of a felony.

Iris Dupris, age 31, was indicted on December 18, 2018.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on January 11, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years 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, Dupris was giving money to a minor to prevent them from communicating with law enforcement on information of a federal offense involving aggravated sexual abuse of a child and assault with a dangerous weapon.  Dupris is further charged with having knowledge of the felony and not making it known to a judge or other person of civil authority.

The charges are merely accusations and Dupris 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.   

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

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Updated January 29, 2019