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Press Release

Parmelee Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact by Force and Child Abuse

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

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact by Force and Child Abuse was sentenced on August 24, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Ilijah White Lance, a/k/a Iliajh White Lance, age 18, was sentenced to a total of 180 months in custody, followed by 6 years of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

White Lance was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 10, 2015.  He pled guilty on June 2, 2015.

The conviction stems from incidents on February 10, 2015, when White Lance was at the home of some friends in Parmelee, and after the occupants of the house had fallen asleep, he went into a child’s bedroom and had sexual contact with the young victim.  While White Lance was abusing the first victim, a second young child witnessed the abuse.  Later, White Lance exposed himself to the second victim and also punched the child.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Maher prosecuted the case.

White Lance was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated August 25, 2015