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District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 4, 2018

Lower Brule Man Acquitted of Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Sexual Abuse of a Person Incapable of Consent as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota, on May 3, 2018.

Gregory Laroche, Sr., age 53, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 14, 2018.

The charge relates to an incident which occurred on November 14, 2017, when Laroche allegedly sexually abused a female acquaintance.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency and the U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated May 4, 2018