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Rosebud Man Indicted on Sexual Abuse and Assault 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 Aggravated Sexual Abuse and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

John Larvie, age 29, was indicted on June 11, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 30, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The Indictment alleges that on November 20, 2018, Larvie knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, a sexual act with a victim by use of force and assaulted the victim with shod feet, with the intent to do bodily harm.

The charges are merely accusations and Larvie 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 Michael J. Elmore is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated July 31, 2019