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Press Release

Wagner Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that Jeremy Aungie, age 33, of Wagner, South Dakota, was found guilty of two counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child, as a result of a federal jury trial in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The verdict was returned on June 5, 2019.

The charges carry a maximum penalty of life in federal prison and/or a $500,000 fine, up to life of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  

Aungie was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 6, 2018. 

From on or about June 22, 2012, until on or about May 16, 2018, Aungie sexually abused a juvenile female from the time she was 8 years old until she was 13 years old.  They lived together in a house in Wagner.  The sexual abuse was often accompanied by physical abuse such as hitting, slapping, pulling of hair, and choking.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeffrey C. Clapper and Ann M. Hoffman prosecuted the case.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for August 19, 2019.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 7, 2019