McLaughlin Man Charged With Aggravated Sexual Abuse By Force
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force.
Marc Dog Eagle, age 49, was indicted on November 13, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 24, 2014, 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 a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on or about October 23, 2014, Dog Eagle knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, a sexual act by the use of force with a female victim.
The charge is merely an accusation and Dog Eagle is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.
Dog Eagle was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.