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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 12, 2021

Eagle Butte Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Luis Torres, a/k/a “Bubba”, age 21, was indicted on March 9, 2021.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 8, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The Indictment alleges that between February 1, 2019, and February 28, 2019, in Eagle Butte, Torres knowingly caused and attempted to cause a minor who had not attained the age of 16, to engage in a sexual act.

The charge is merely an accusation and Torres 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.   

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

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated April 12, 2021