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

Friday, August 31, 2018

Peever Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Peever, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

David Moses Seaboy, Sr., age 56, was indicted on August 7, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gerdes on August 28, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalties upon conviction are as follows: mandatory minimum of thirty (30) years and up to life imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both; a mandatory minimum term of five (5) years, up to life, of supervised release; $100 special assessment for victim/witness fund; $5,000 assessment to the domestic trafficking fund; and restitution.

According to the Indictment, in November 2007, Seaboy did knowingly engage in and attempt to engage in a sexual act with a person who had not attained the age of 12, that is, the intentional touching, not through the clothing, of the genitalia of a child.  The Indictment alleges that Seaboy acted with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, and degrade the child, or to arouse and gratify his sexual desires. 

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.   

Seaboy was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Service.  A trial date of October 16, 2018, has been set.

Updated August 31, 2018