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Press Release

Rosebud Man Charged with Child Abuse

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Child Abuse and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol with a Minor Present in the Motor Vehicle.

Colton Poorman, age 36, was indicted on March 15, 2016.  He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 30, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction of child abuse is up to 15 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  The maximum penalty upon conviction of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol with a minor present in the motor vehicle is up to 1 year in custody and/or a $100,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

It is alleged that on October 11, 2015, Poorman committed the public offense of driving or control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and that there was a minor child in the vehicle who had not attained the age of seven years.

The charge is merely an accusation and Poorman 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 Carrie G. Sanderson is prosecuting the case.   

Poorman was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Updated April 12, 2016

Topic
Violent Crime