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Sisseton Man Convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact

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

SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann has sentenced a Sisseton, South Dakota, man, who was convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact. The sentencing took place on July 31, 2023, in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Larry Levi Finley III, age 26, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Finley was indicted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor by a federal grand jury in October of 2022. He pleaded guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact on May 4, 2023.

According to court documents, between approximately July and October of 2021, Finley engaged in abusive sexual contact with a minor victim. The victim was over 12 years but younger than 16, and she was unable to consent to the sexual contact. The abuse took place within the tribal lands of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe’s Law Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri prosecuted the case.

Finley was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

Updated August 3, 2023

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