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Rosebud Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on June 15, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Gabriel White Lance, age 20, was sentenced to 19 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

White Lance was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 10, 2019.  He pled guilty on March 24, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on March 23, 2019, in Todd County, South Dakota.  On that date, White Lance was consuming alcoholic beverages and socializing with a group of individuals that included the 14-year-old victim.  White Lance subsequently engaged in sexual activity with the victim.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

White Lance was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 16, 2020

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime