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

Monday, May 7, 2018

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor was sentenced on May 3, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Charles Edwards, age 37, was sentenced to 36 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Edwards was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 21, 2017.  He pled guilty on January 16, 2018.

Between December 13, 2013, and December 12, 2016, Edwards engaged in a sexual act with a minor who had attained the age of 12 years old, but had not attained the age of 16 years old and was at least 4 years younger than Edwards. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

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

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated May 7, 2018