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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Eagle Butte Man Found Not Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota, beginning on May 3, 2017, and concluding on May 5, 2017.

Lawrence Oakie, age 35, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2016.

The charge stemmed from an alleged incident that occurred in August 2015, near Rosebud, South Dakota.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.

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Updated May 10, 2017