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

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wakpala Man Pleads Guility To Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Adrian Spotted Horse, age 33, of Wakpala, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange via video conference on February 7, 2013 and pled guilty to a Superseding Information that charged him with Abusive Sexual Contact. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 3 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both and a mandatory minimum of 5 years up to life of supervised release.

Spotted Horse was indicted on October 16, 2012. The conviction stems from an incident on May 31, 2012, when Spotted Horse made two separate attempts to force sexual contact on the victim. T

he investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for April 30, 2013. Spotted Horse was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015