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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Wagner Man Sentenced to 35 years for Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Wagner, South Dakota, man convicted of two counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child was sentenced on August 19, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Jeremy Aungie, age 33, was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison on each count to run concurrently, 5 years of supervised release on each count to run concurrently, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200.

Aungie was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 6, 2018.  He was found guilty as a result of a federal jury trial in Sioux Falls on June 6, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from Aungie's repeated sexual abuse of a juvenile female from the time she was 8 years old until she was 13 years old.  The sexual abuse was often accompanied by physical abuse such as hitting, slapping, pulling of hair, and choking.

This case was investigated by Yankton Sioux Tribal Law Enforcement, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

Aungie was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Updated August 22, 2019