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

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ridgeview Man Sentenced for Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Ridgeview, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on March 5, 2019, by U.S. District Court Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Ryun Bowker, age 27, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison, 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Bowker was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 24, 2017. He pled guilty on September 24, 2018.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on March 17, 2016, when Bowker, who was employed as a corrections officer with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe at the time, transported an inmate to the Indian Health Services for a concussion she sustained during a fight. During the transportation on the way back to the jail, Bowker told the individual to get to the back seat of the vehicle, and at which time Bowker attacked the individual and sexually abused the victim without her consent.

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

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

Updated March 6, 2019