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Lower Brule Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse 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 convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor was sentenced on November 17, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Daniel Berry, age 25, was sentenced to 22 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Berry also needs to register as a sex offender.

Berry was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 15, 2014.  He pled guilty on September 11, 2014.

The conviction stems from an incident that happened between January 1, 2012, and January 31, 2012, when Berry, who was having a party at his house, had sexual intercourse with an underage female victim.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affair, Lower Brule Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Berry was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015