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McLaughlin Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor was sentenced on November 29, 2021, by US District Court Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Gregory James Flying Horse, age 21, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison, followed by five years supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Flying Horse was indicted for Sexual Abuse of a Person Incapable of Consent, by a federal grand jury on July 16, 2020.  He pled guilty on August 30, 2021.

The conviction stems from an incident on May 31, 2019, in McLaughlin, when Flying Horse engaged in a sexual act with a minor who had not attained the age of 16.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Flying Horse was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


Updated December 3, 2021