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

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rosebud Man Sentenced For Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on April 9, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Benjamin George Murphy, age 65, was sentenced to 36 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund. Murphy was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 22, 2012 and pled guilty to the charge on January 9, 2013.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place between December 1, 1999 and December 15, 1999, when Murphy had sexual contact with a student that he helped teach at the Rosebud Elementary School.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Maher.

Murphy was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015