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

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Isabel Woman Sentenced For Simple Assault Of A Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Isabel, South Dakota, woman convicted of Simple Assault of a Minor was sentenced on November 25, 2013, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Crystal Lee Reeder, a/k/a Crystal Taylor, age 29, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Reeder was indicted for Child Abuse by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2013.  She pled guilty on September 19, 2013, to Simple Assault of a Minor.

In May 2012, the victim went to Reeder’s home to visit.  During the visit, Reeder asked the victim, who was under the age of 16, inappropriate questions and offered alcohol to the victim, which she refused.  While the victim was sitting on the couch, Reeder engaged in offensive touching of the victim and a Simple Assault of the victim’s person.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.              

Updated June 22, 2015