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

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Porcupine Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison

United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on April 1, 2022, by Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Duane Cross, age 52, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Cross was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2020.  He pleaded guilty on November 5, 2021.

The conviction stems from Cross using force to engage in sexual contact with a juvenile female between 2015 and 2016 at Porcupine.

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

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

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated April 5, 2022