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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Assaulting A Minor

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 was convicted of Assault of a Minor and was sentenced on June 27, 2013 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

David Roberts, Jr., age 30, was sentenced to 1 year of probation, a $1,000 fine, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Roberts was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2013 and pled guilty to the charge of Assault of a Minor on April 24, 2013.

The conviction arose from a July 2012 incident in Eagle Butte, when Roberts Jr. became upset at the infant’s behavior and engaged in an open-handed slap to his face. The assault left a large handprint bruise on the baby's cheek.

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

Updated June 22, 2015