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Pine Ridge Man Sentenced to Federal Prison

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

RAPID CITY - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange has sentenced a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The sentencing took place on March 15, 2024.

McKinley Two Bulls Hunter, 26, was sentenced to two years and four months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Two Bulls Hunter was indicted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor by a federal grand jury in May of 2022. He pleaded guilty on November 29, 2023.

The conviction stems from Two Bulls Hunter sexually abusing a 13-year-old female on July 22, 2021, at a residence in Pine Ridge. The defendant was 24 years old at the time of the abuse.

This matter was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office because the Major Crimes Act, a federal statute, mandates that certain violent crimes alleged to have occurred in Indian Country be prosecuted in Federal court as opposed to State court.

This case was investigated by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Lindrooth prosecuted the case.

Two Bulls Hunter was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated March 19, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice