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

Monday, September 26, 2016

Manderson Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Manderson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Sexual Abuse and Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Eugenio White Hawk, Jr., age 36, was indicted on September 20, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta L. Wollmann on September 21, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on September 27, 2015, White Hawk, Jr., knowingly caused and attempted to cause a minor female to engage in a sexual act while she was asleep.

The charges are merely accusations and White Hawk, Jr., is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

White Hawk, Jr., was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Violent Crimes
Updated September 26, 2016