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Press Release

McLaughlin Man Acquitted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

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

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse as a result of a federal jury trial in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on September 15, 2015.

John Eagle, age 30, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 14, 2015.

The charge stemmed from an alleged March 2015 incident, when Eagle allegedly sexually abused a female acquaintance.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.

Updated September 29, 2015