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Mission Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on June 15, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Larry Black Lance, III, age 28, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Black Lance was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 13, 2019.  He pled guilty on March 24, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on May 25, 2019, in the Soldier Creek Community near Rosebud, South Dakota.  On that date, Black Lance was consuming alcoholic beverages and socializing with a group of individuals that included the victim.  The victim subsequently went to sleep in a bedroom.  She awoke some time later to find Black Lance was sexually assaulting her.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

Black Lance was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 16, 2020

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime