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Wakpala Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wakpala, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor was sentenced on November 3, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Fabian Rodriguez, age 23, was sentenced to 30 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Rodriguez was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 18, 2014.  He pled guilty on July 28, 2014. 
The conviction stems from an incident occurring between January 21, 2014, and February 21, 2014, when Rodriguez knowingly engaged in a sexual act with a female victim who was at least four years younger than Rodriguez and had not yet attained the age of 16 years.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.           Rodriguez was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.                              

Updated June 22, 2015