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Friday, June 24, 2016

St. Francis Man Found Not Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota, beginning June 21, 2016 and concluding on June 23, 2016.

James Wade Henry, Sr., age 40, was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 14, 2015.

The charges stemmed from an alleged incident that occurred in September 2014.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.

Updated June 24, 2016