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Sisseton Man Federally Indicted for Sexual Abuse of Three Children

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

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Sisseton, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for aggravated sexual abuse of a child and abusive sexual contact. 

Conrad Brown, a/k/a “Coon,” age 43, was indicted on July 6, 2022.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on Thursday August 4, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum term of imprisonment upon conviction for each count is up to life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, five years and up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution and forfeiture may be ordered.

According to the Indictment, from approximately 2019 to late 2021, Brown engaged in sexual acts and contact with three children.  All counts alleged that the abuse took place in Roberts County. 

The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe’s Law Enforcement and the FBI.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.   

The defendant was detained pending further court proceedings.  A trial date has been set for September 27, 2022.

Updated August 5, 2022

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