Fort Thompson Man Charged with Sexual Abuse
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse.
Darrell Touche, age 43, was indicted on February 14, 2018. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 22, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that between October 20, 2016, and October 21, 2016, Touche knowingly caused and attempted to cause a female victim to engage in a sexual act by the use of force.
The charge is merely an accusation and Touche is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.
Touche was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.