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Press Release

Mission Man Pleads Guilty To Abusive Sexual Contact

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Eddie Hummingbird, age 48, of Mission, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on March 4, 2013 and pled guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact.  The maximum penalty upon conviction is 2 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; life of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on April 14, 2012 when Hummingbird sexually abused the victim.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for June 3, 2013.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015