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

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Kyle Man Indicted for Child Abuse

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Kyle, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Felony Child Abuse and Neglect.

Matthew Harold Iron, Sr., 32, was indicted on December 20, 2016, and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on December 29, 2016.  He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The penalty upon conviction is up to 15 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to Iron exposing a child under the age of 7 to an environment constituting mistreatment, and threatening him with substantial harm near Kyle. The charge is merely an accusation and Iron is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson is prosecuting the case.

Iron was detained pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.  

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated January 3, 2017