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Rosebud Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor was sentenced on April 10, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Lavern David Luxon, Jr., age 25, was sentenced to 96 months in prison, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Luxon was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2016. He pled guilty on January 24, 2017.

The conviction stems from an incident that occurred on September 4, 2015, wherein Luxon assaulted a 15-year-old girl at her home in Parmelee, South Dakota. Luxon had been working at the house that day and was permitted by the girl’s parents to spend the night. He then sexually assaulted the girl in the middle of the night while everyone else in the house was asleep. The girl reported the assault the next day.

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

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

Updated April 14, 2017

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