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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Rapid City Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced by Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Judge.

Ira Little Bear, age 29, was sentenced on February 24, 2020, to 2 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Little Bear was indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2019. 

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

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

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Updated March 8, 2020