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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 18, 2021

Little Eagle Man Indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of Child

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child. 

Holden Cole Thompson, age 30, was indicted on June 8, 2021.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 15, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The Indictment alleges that between 2014 and 2019 in Little Eagle, Thompson sexually abused and molested a child who had not attained the age of 12 years.

The charges are merely accusations and Thompson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook is prosecuting the case.   

Thompson was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated June 18, 2021