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Press Release

Lower Brule Man Charged With Abusive Sexual Contact Of A Minor

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Robert Stricker, age 39, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 15, 2012 for Abusive Sexual Contact of a Minor. Stricker appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 5, 2013 and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 3 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 2 years of supervised release, a mandatory minimum term of 5 years up to life of supervised release upon revocation; and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation, and Stricker is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.

Stricker was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015