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McLaughlin Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

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

ABERDEEN - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Charles B. Kornmann, U.S. District Court, has sentenced a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact. The sentencing took place on July 8, 2024.

Brady James Claymore, age 37, was sentenced to eight months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Claymore was indicted by a federal grand jury in February of 2024. He pleaded guilty on April 10, 2024.

On the morning of December 3, 2023, Claymore went into the bedroom of a 20-year-old woman. He sat down on her bed and touched her thighs and intimate parts over her clothing without her consent. The abuse ended when the woman told Claymore to get out of her room. This incident occurred in McLaughlin, South Dakota, which lies within the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation.

This matter was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office because the Major Crimes Act, a federal statute, mandates that certain violent crimes alleged to have occurred in Indian country be prosecuted in federal court as opposed to State court.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl Thunem prosecuted the case.

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

Updated July 10, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice