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Kyle Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Kyle, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor was sentenced on July 22, 2019, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

David Herman, age 21, was sentenced to 8 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Herman was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2018.  The conviction stemmed from Herman forcing the minor victim to perform a sexual act on him between 2016 and 2017 at Pine Ridge.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

Herman was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated July 26, 2019

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