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

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Friday, November 19, 2021

Jury Finds Little Eagle Man Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and Related Charges

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that Kimo Little Bird, Sr., age 40, of Little Eagle, South Dakota, was found guilty of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child, Felony Sex Offense Against a Minor While Required to Register as a Sex Offender, and Tampering with a Witness, as a result of a three-day federal jury trial in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  The verdict was returned on November 18, 2021.

The convictions carry a maximum penalty of a mandatory minimum of 40 years, up to life in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, five years up to life of supervised release, and a $300 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.    

Little Bird was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 9, 2020. 

Little Bird was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in September 2006.  As a result of this conviction, he is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.  In 2016, Little Bird sexually abused an 11-year-old girl with whom he was residing.  Prior to trial, Little Bird contacted multiple potential witnesses in an effort to manipulate and corruptly persuade the girl to recant her statement. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jay Miller and Troy Morley prosecuted the case.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for May 23, 2022.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Violent Crime
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Updated November 19, 2021