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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Abusive Sexual Contact With A Child

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 convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child was sentenced on April 28, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Daniel Briggs, age 28, was sentenced to 135 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, $43.20 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Briggs’ conviction is the result of an incident that occurred between December 2010 and December 2012, when Briggs was living with the victim’s mother.  At times, when the mother was at work, Briggs was the victim’s caretaker, and had custody and control of the child victim, who was between the ages of 3 and 5 years old.  At some point during his babysitting, Briggs had the child victim perform a sex act on him.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.
Briggs was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015