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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Summit Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child Appears in Federal Court

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

Desi Duncan Campbell, age 38, was indicted on October 11, 2017.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on December 6, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years and up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

According to the Indictment, between 2004 and 2008, Campbell engaged in sexual acts with a juvenile female.  At the times of Campbell’s conduct, the victim was under the age of twelve.

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

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

Campbell was ordered detained pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Updated December 12, 2017