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Kyle Man Sentenced for Making a False Statement

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 False Statement was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Robert Wayne Old Horse, age 50, was sentenced on November 16, 2018, to 16 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and restitution in an amount to be determined.

Old Horse was charged on April 17, 2018.  The conviction stems from Old Horse reporting a false allegation of sexual contact against him by a physician working at Indian Health Services in Kyle.  Old Horse later admitted the allegation was entirely false.

The investigation was conducted by the Office of Inspector General, Health and Human Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.

Old Horse was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.   

Updated November 21, 2018

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