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United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eden, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child.
Tyrell Redstar Eastman, age 20, was indicted on February 7, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on March 14, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years and up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
According to the indictment, between August 15, 2014, and April 2, 2015, Eastman engaged in sexual acts with a juvenile female. To perpetrate the sexual assault, Eastman used force.
The charges are merely accusations and Eastman is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.
Eastman was ordered detained pending trial. A trial date has not been set.