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Eagle Butte Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Randall Little Shield, age 22, was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 15, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 28, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, at least 5 years up to life of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge stems from an allegation that on two separate occasions, one in June 2014, and one between August 31 and September 1, 2014, Little Shield engaged in a sexual act with a minor who was between the ages of 12 and 16.  Both incidents occurred in Eagle Butte.

The charges are merely an accusation and Little Shield is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated June 22, 2015