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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 22, 2014

Murdo Man Acquitted Of Sexual Abuse Charges

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Murdo, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child, Abusive Sexual Contact, and Sexual Abuse of a Minor, as a result of a four-day federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota.  The trial ran September 9 through September 12, 2014.

Shannon White Buffalo, age 46, was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 21, 2013.
         
The charges stemmed from alleged incidents that occurred between August 2010 and December 2013, when White Buffalo allegedly sexually abused three different minor victims in Mellette County.
         
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.


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Updated June 22, 2015