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

Monday, October 28, 2013

Norris Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jeremy Eagle Bear, age 23, of Norris, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on October 24, 2013, and pled guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Around February 11, 2011, Eagle Bear, then 20 years of age, was at a house party in Norris and met the victim, age 13 at the time.  Eagle Bear then engaged in sexual intercourse with the minor victim.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for January 13, 2013.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015