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

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced For Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota woman convicted of two counts of Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding was sentenced on May 30, 2013 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Rae Jean Araujo Cota, a/k/a Rae Jean Slides Off, age 36, was sentenced to 131 days in custody, 12 months of probation, and a $20 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Araujo Cota was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 16, 2013 for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. She pled guilty to two counts of Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding on March 22, 2013. These convictions are the result of two different 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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson.

Araujo Cota was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving her sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015