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Manderson Man Sentenced to Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

RAPID CITY - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken has sentenced a Manderson, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The sentencing took place on February 27, 2023.

John Joseph White Plume, Sr., 51, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison, followed by five  years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

White Plume was indicted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor by a federal grand jury in October of 2021. He pleaded guilty on July 11, 2022.

The conviction stems from White Plume engaging in sexual acts with the victim on March 1, 2021, at Manderson.

This case was investigated by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

White Plume was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated March 6, 2023

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