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

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Rosebud Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child.

Lavern David Luxon, Jr., age 24, was indicted on April 13, 2016. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 1, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered as well as a $5,000 assessment to the Domestic Trafficking Fund.

The Indictment alleges that on or about September 4, 2015, Luxon knowingly engaged and attempted to engage in a sexual act with a minor female who had not attained the age of 16 years, and who was, at least, 4 years younger than Luxon.

The charge is merely an accusation and Luxon is presumed innocent until

and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk W. Albertson is prosecuting the case.

Luxon was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial which has been set for September 12, 2016.

Human Trafficking
Updated August 2, 2016