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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Sexual Contact With a Minor

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Contact With a Minor was sentenced on October 3, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jasyn Curley, age 21, was sentenced to 12 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Curley was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 8, 2015, for Sexual Contact With a Person Incapable of Consent and Sexual Contact With a Minor.  He pled guilty to Sexual Contact With a Minor on July 19, 2016. 

On July 15, 2015, the victim, who was between 12 and 16 years of age, began drinking alcohol with Curley and another friend.  She did not know Curley prior to that time.  The victim drank to the point she became incapacitated.  When the victim’s father returned home from work he found Curley in a bed with the victim, who was passed out.  He went to call the police.  When the father returned to the bedroom, he saw Curley was leaned over the victim with his hand down her pants, while she was still passed out.  The victim’s father told Curley to stop, but he did not do so. 

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

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

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated October 6, 2016