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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Eagle Butte Man Charged with Burglary and Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for First Degree Burglary and Aggravated Sexual Abuse.

Shawn Iron Hawk, age 25, was indicted on February 20, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 18, 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, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on December 30, 2018, Iron Hawk entered a home occupied by an individual and sexually assaulted the victim.

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

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

Iron Hawk was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated March 20, 2019