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

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lower Brule Man Sentenced For Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on February 12, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Wade Goodface, age 20, was sentenced to 12 months in custody and 5 years of supervised release. Goodface is to register as a sex offender, and is to pay $100 to the Victim Assistance Fund.

The charge stems from an incident that occurred on February 17, 2012 wherein Goodface went to the home of a female acquaintance and her brother and asked her to go on a walk with him. Her brother accompanied them, and the three walked around the Lower Brule community. During the walk, Goodface attempted to get his friend’s brother to leave them alone, and the group ended up at the place where Goodface was staying. In a continued attempt to get the brother to leave, Goodface engaged in sexual abuse, with the intent to harass him.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Assistant United States Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case. Goodface was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015