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Press Release

Eagle Butte Woman Convicted Of Two Counts Of Assault

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Rae Jean Araujo Cota, a/k/a Rae Jean Slides Off, age 36, of Eagle Butte, South Dakota appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 22, 2013 and pled guilty to the Superseding Information that charged her with two counts of Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding. The maximum penalty upon conviction for each count is 6 months of custody, a $5,000 fine, restitution, and a $10 assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

These convictions are the result of two alleged assaults of the same victim that occurred in Eagle Butte in November and December of 2012.

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

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for June 10, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015