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Rosebud Man Indicted on Assault and Child Abuse Charges

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault by Strangulation and Suffocation and Child Abuse.

Edward Leon Wilson, a/k/a Eddie Wilson, age 36, was indicted on October 16, 2018. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 18, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 15 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on September 16, 2018, Wilson did unlawfully assault an intimate partner and dating partner, by strangulation and suffocation.  The Indictment further alleges Wilson did abuse, expose, torture, torment, and cruelly punish a minor child.

The charges are merely accusations and Wilson 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 Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

Wilson was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated December 21, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime