Spearfish Man Indicted for Multiple Sex Offenses
United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Spearfish, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Sexual Abuse of a Minor.
Stanley Patrick Weber, age 68, was indicted on February 22, 2017, and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on March 1, 2017. He pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.
The penalty upon conviction is any term of years up to life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a minimum of 5 years up to lifetime supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charges relate to Weber sexually abusing minors between 1999 and 2011 while employed as a physician with Indian Health Services at Pine Ridge. The charges are merely an accusation and Weber is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, the Rapid City Police Department, and the Spearfish Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Collins is prosecuting the case.
Weber was released pending trial. A trial date has been scheduled for May 9, 2017.