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Oglala Man Found Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse

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

RAPID CITY - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that an Oglala, South Dakota, man was acquitted of three counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse and Kidnapping following a federal jury trial in Rapid City, South Dakota, on February 9, 2024.

Drace Dreaming Bear, age 21, was indicted by a federal grand jury in March of 2023.

The investigation was conducted by the Oglala Sioux Tribe – Department of Public Safety. The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.

Updated February 15, 2024

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