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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 24, 2016

Little Eagle Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child.

Reuben James Flying Bye, age 27, was indicted on June 14, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on June 22, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, up to life of supervised release, a mandatory special assessment of up to $5,000, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about May 3, 2016, Flying Bye knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, a sexual act with a child who had not attained the age of 12 years.

The charge is merely an accusation and Flying Bye is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

Flying Bye was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  Trial has been set for August 23, 2016.

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Violent Crime
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Updated June 24, 2016