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Press Release

Wanblee Man Charged With Abusive Sexual Contact

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

United  States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wanblee, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Abusive Sexual Contact.

Tyson Bad Cob, age 20, was indicted on February 19, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on February 27, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The charge relates to Bad Cob engaging in sexual contact with a child who had not attained the age of twelve, between 2011 and 2014 at Wanblee.

The charge is merely an accusation and Bad Cob is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.

Bad Cob was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for May 6, 2014.

Updated June 22, 2015