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

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rapid City Woman Charged With Child Abuse

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Child Abuse.

Crystal Reeder, a/k/a Crystal Taylor, age 29, was indicted on June 12, 2013.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 5, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to incidents that allegedly occurred in May of 2012 in Isabel, South Dakota, when Reeder allegedly committed child abuse upon the victim.

The charge is merely an accusation and Reeder is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.  
Reeder was released on conditions pending trial.  A trial date has been set for September 24, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015