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District of South Dakota

Monday, September 24, 2018

Mission Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child, Sexual Abuse, and Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child.

Elliot Brave, a/k/a Elliot Ladeaux, age 38, was indicted on September 11, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 18, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each count.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between December 1, 2017, and January 14, 2018, Brave knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, sexual acts with a minor male and multiple minor females.

The charges are merely accusations and Brave is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

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

Brave was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated September 24, 2018