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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Rosebud Man Indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

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

Phillip Little Hoop, age 37, was indicted on September 10, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 25, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The Indictment alleges that on August 25, 2019, Little Hoop knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, a sexual act with a child under the age of 12.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

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

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated October 27, 2019