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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mitchell Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mitchell, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on January 23, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.


Brent Allen Silk, Jr., age 26, was sentenced to 36 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.


Silk pled guilty to a Superseding Information for Abusive Sexual Contact on October 24, 2016.


On the night of May 12, 2015, Silk and others were drinking at a home just east of Lake Andes, on the Yankton Sioux Reservation. Later in the night, Silk was in a van and had sexual contact with an intoxicated female adult who was incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct.


This case was investigated by the Yankton Sioux Tribe Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.


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

Updated January 28, 2017