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Porcupine Woman Indicted And Arraigned On Four Counts Of Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota, woman was indicted by a federal grand jury on four counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Ardis Good Shot, age 39, was indicted on July 23, 2013.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on July 29, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction on each count is 15 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.  The charge is merely an accusation and Good Shot is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Shattuck is prosecuting the case.
Good Shot was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015