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Lower Brule Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse

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 convicted of Sexual Abuse was sentenced on March 6, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Martin Charger, age 37, was sentenced to 151 months in prison, 5 years of supervised release and $100 to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Charger was indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child by a federal grand jury on July 10, 2012. The charge stems from an incident occurring during the calendar year 2007, when Charger was in an intimate relationship with the victim’s mother. Charger intimidated the victim, who was under the age of 12, to engage in sexual acts. The victim engaged in this conduct because she was in fear of Charger and afraid of his size. Charger pled guilty to Sexual Abuse on December 18, 2012.

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

Updated June 22, 2015