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

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Pine Ridge Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Elmer Yellow Hair III, age 23, was sentenced on February 11, 2019, to 14 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Yellow Hair was indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2018.  The conviction stems from Yellow Hair engaging in sexual intercourse with a 15 year old female on May 9, 2018, at Pine Ridge.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

Yellow Hair was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated February 14, 2019