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Okreek Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Okreek, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on November 6, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Marcos Lorenzo Bear Shield, age 22, was sentenced to 33 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Bear Shield was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 14, 2016.  He pled guilty on August 10, 2017.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on August 3, 2015, wherein Bear Shield sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at a house in North Antelope, South Dakota.  Bear Shield had been drinking with the girl that evening and she was intoxicated at the time of the sexual assault.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated November 9, 2017

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