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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

RAPID CITY - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a federal grand jury has indicted a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man for Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Abusive Sexual Contact.

Loren Goodlow, age 33, was indicted in April of 2023. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta L. Wollmann on April 24, 2023, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, five years up to lifetime supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each count. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to Goodlow engaging in sexual acts with two minors who had attained the age of 12 years old but not attained the age of 16.

The charges are merely accusations and Goodlow is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelsey Blair is prosecuting the case. 

Goodlow was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has been set for June 27, 2023.

Updated May 3, 2023

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