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Press Release

McLaughlin Man Charged With Assault

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury against a child.

Brett Charles Roach, age 25, was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on June 20, 2013 and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 5 years of supervised release and an additional 3 years of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation, and Roach 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.

Roach was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015