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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child was sentenced on January 13, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Lawrence Richard Oakie, a/k/a “LBJ”, age 38, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison, followed by 7 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Oakie was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2018.  He was found guilty by a jury trial on September 5, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on September 2, 2017, when Oakie was at the residence of the victim and entered her room in the middle of the night, and engaged in sexual contact with the minor child who had not attained the age of 12 years. 

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

Oakie was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated January 15, 2020

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