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Friday, November 25, 2016

St. Francis Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child.

Jason Poorman, age 40, was indicted on November 9, 2016. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno on November 22, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child is up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, any term of years, up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution also may be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between March 19, 2004, and May 6, 2005, in Parmalee, South Dakota, Poorman did knowingly engage in a sexual act with a child who had not attained the age of 12 years.

The charges are merely an accusation and Poorman is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson is prosecuting the case.   

Poorman was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated November 25, 2016