Rosebud Man Charged with Multiple Counts of Sexual Abuse and Abusive Sexual Contact
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a federal grand jury has indicted a Rosebud, South Dakota, man for three counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor and one count of Abusive Sexual Contact.
Shane Mousseaux, age 35, was indicted in November of 2022. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on November 30, 2022, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 15 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, life of supervised release, and up to $400 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges in Counts 1, 2, and 3, that between August 6, 2020, and June 21, 2022, Mousseaux knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, sexual acts with a female minor who had not attained the age of 16 years.
Count 4 of the Indictment alleges that between August 6, 2020, and June 21, 2022, Mousseaux knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, sexual contact with the same victim.
The charges are merely accusations and Mousseaux is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann M. Hoffman is prosecuting the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.
Mousseaux was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.
Updated December 9, 2022
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