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Little Eagle Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child was sentenced on October 23, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Reuben James Flying Bye, age 31, was sentenced to 71 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Flying Bye was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 14, 2016.  He pled guilty on June 12, 2017.

The conviction stems from an incident on May 3, 2016, when Flying Bye was watching the 11-year-old victim. At some point in the afternoon, Flying Bye tricked the victim into coming inside for lunch.  When the victim entered the house, Flying Bye proceeded to bring her into a back bedroom, removed her pants, and performed oral sex on her.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

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

Updated October 24, 2017

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