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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Pine Ridge Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on January 14, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Edwin Grass, Sr., age 30, was sentenced to time served, 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Grass was indicted for the charge on January 22, 2014.  Grass pleaded guilty on September 11, 2015.

The conviction stems from Grass having unwanted sexual contact with a sleeping female on June 5, 2013, at Pine Ridge.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Updated January 23, 2016