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Press Release

Pine Ridge Man Convicted Of Sexual Abuse

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Daniel Tobacco, age 19, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota was convicted of sexual abuse following a federal jury trial in Rapid City, South Dakota. This charge carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Tobacco was indicted by a federal grand jury for sexual abuse on June 19, 2012.

The charges stem from Tobacco unlawfully engaging in a sexual act with a female at Pine Ridge on February 23, 2012. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.

The defendant will be sentenced following a presentence investigation. A sentencing date of June 10, 2013 has been ordered. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015