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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Parmelee Man Sentenced for Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on May 14, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Harlan James Two Eagle, age 34, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Two Eagle was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 12, 2016.  He pled guilty on February 8, 2018.

The conviction stems from an incident on December 22, 2015, when Two Eagle and the victim were drinking alcohol with several people in the White Horse Community, in Todd County, South Dakota. At one point, Two Eagle tried to touch the victim in a sexual manner. The victim told Two Eagle to stop, but he touched her in the groin and inner thigh area with his hand without the victim’s permission, and then stopped. 

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Two Eagle was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated May 15, 2018