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

Monday, April 11, 2016

Mission Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child.

Jeremiah Jay Swalley, age 33, was indicted on March 22, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 8, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is thirty years up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, up to life of supervised release, $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and a $5,000 assessment to the Domestic Trafficking Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between July 1, 2015, and July 31, 2015, Swalley knowingly engaged in and attempted to engage in a sexual act, by the use of force, with a child who had not attained the age of 16 years, and was, at least, four years younger than Swalley.

The charge is merely an accusation and Swalley is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk W. Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

Swalley was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which has been set for June 7, 2016.

Violent Crimes
Updated April 11, 2016