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Lower Brule Man Found Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell 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 November 10, 2022.

Darren Flute, age 45, was indicted by a federal grand jury in July of 2021.

The charge related to an alleged incident that occurred on August 15 or 16, 2020, in Lyman County, South Dakota.

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


Updated November 10, 2022

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