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

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lower Brule Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota man convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor was sentenced on February 25, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Ty Middletent, age 22, was sentenced to 18 months in custody followed by 5 years of supervised release. Middletent was also ordered to pay $100 to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Middletent was indicted for Sexual Abuse and Sexual Abuse of a Minor by a federal grand jury on August 22, 2012 and pled guilty on November 14, 2012. The charge stems from an incident occurring between August 13, 2012 and August 14, 2012 in which Middletent and the victim were consuming alcohol at a residence in Lower Brule. Middletent and the victim engaged in sexual intercourse. The victim was 13 years old at the time. Middletent admits he knew the age of the victim and that she was too young to engage in any type of sexual activity.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Middletent was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015