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

Monday, October 24, 2016

Parmelee Man Indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Parmalee, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse.

Harlan Two Eagle, age 33, was indicted on October 12, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno on October 20, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Upon conviction, unless the Sentencing Court finds Two Eagle to be indigent, an additional mandatory special assessment of $5,000 will be imposed.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The indictment alleges that on December 22, 2015, in Mission, South Dakota, Two Eagle knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, a sexual act with the victim by the use of force.

The charge is merely an accusation and Two Eagle is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson is prosecuting the case.   

Two Eagle was released to a third party custodian pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated October 24, 2016