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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Assault Of A Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota man convicted of Assault of a Minor was sentenced on April 12, 2013 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Raymond Uses The Knife III, a/k/a Yamni Uses The Knife, age 22, was sentenced to 10 months of custody, 6 months of supervised release, and a $25 Special Assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Uses The Knife was indicted for Sexual Contact with a Minor on June 12, 2012. He pled guilty to a Superseding Information on January 23, 2013 that charged him with Assault of a Minor.

The conviction was the result of an incident that occurred at Eagle Butte in August 2012, when Uses The Knife assaulted a victim under the age of 16.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.

Uses The Knife was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015