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Oglala Man Pleads Not Guilty To Aggravated Sexual Abuse

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Oglala, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse.

Darrell Chase In Winter, Jr., age 22, was indicted on June 17, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on November 5, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, lifetime of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge stems from Chase In Winter knowingly engaging in a sexual act with a young female in May 2014 at Oglala.

The charge is merely an accusation and Chase In Winter is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.

Chase In Winter was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for January 13, 2015.

Updated June 22, 2015