Rapid City Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor.
Anthony Cory Plante, age 20, was indicted on July 16, 2019. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on November 7, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that between January 2017 and February 2017, in McLaughlin, South Dakota, Plante knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, a sexual act by use of force with a minor who had attained the age of 12 but had not attained the age of 16, and who was at least 4 years younger than Plante.
The charge is merely an accusation and Plante is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirsten Jasper is prosecuting the case.
Plante was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.