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Fort Thompson Man Indicted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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

United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Adonis Collins, age 19, was indicted on February 8, 2022.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 25, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 15 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, at least five years, up to life, of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between July 2021 and August 2021, in Fort Thompson, Collins knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, a sexual act with a minor female.

The charge is merely an accusation and Collins is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services – Crow Creek Agency, and the Isleta, New Mexico, Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

Collins was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated March 2, 2022

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