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Rosebud Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on April 19, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Phillip Little Hoop, age 38, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison, followed by 7 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Little Hoop was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 10, 2019.  He pled guilty on February 1, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on August 25, 2019, in Rosebud, wherein Little Hoop sexually assaulted a six-year-old child.

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

Little Hoop was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  

Updated April 22, 2021

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