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District of South Dakota

Friday, June 13, 2014

McLaughlin Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse Of A Personal Incapable Of Consent

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Person Incapable of Consent was sentenced on June 9, 2014, by U.S. District Court Charles B. Kornmann.

Robert Arnold Stand, 25, was sentenced to 108 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, $100 restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Stand was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 14, 2013.  He pled guilty on January 28, 2014.

The conviction stems from an incident on October 5, 2013, when Stand was at his residence drinking alcohol with a group of friends.  Also present was the minor female victim.  At some point in the day, the victim began to drift in and out of consciousness due to the amount of alcohol she had consumed. 

During a state of unconsciousness, the victim was brought into the bathroom by Stand, who proceeded to remove her pants.  Stand then sexually abused the victim while she was incapable of consenting or declining participation in the sexual act.  At the time the sexual act commenced, Stand knew the victim was intoxicated to the point of being unable to consent to the sexual act.  Stand was 10 years older than his minor victim, who was 14 years old at the time of the sexual assault. 
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Law Enforcement Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.
Stand was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015