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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Marty Man Charged with Sexual Abuse Appears in Federal Court

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

Burton Wayne Rainbow, Jr., age 34, was indicted on February 7, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica Duffy on February 10, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years and up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

According to the Indictment, in August 2015, Rainbow engaged in a sexual act with a juvenile female. To perpetrate the sexual assault, Rainbow placed the juvenile female in fear.

The charge is merely an accusation and Rainbow is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Yankton Sioux Tribe’s Law Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.

Rainbow was ordered detained pending trial. A trial date has been set for April 18, 2017.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated February 14, 2017