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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Thursday, October 4, 2018

McLaughlin Man Sentenced to Sixty Months in Federal Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact of Children

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann sentenced a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of abusive sexual contact on October 1, 2018.

Silas Ortley, age 36, was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

In July 2017, Ortley engaged in sexual acts with juveniles.  At the times of Ortley’s conduct, the victims were twelve and thirteen years of age. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri.

Ortley remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Service to serve his sentence.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated October 4, 2018