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Wanblee Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Wanblee, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse.

Isadore John Conquering Bear, age 44, was indicted on August 16, 2017.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 21, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to any term of years or life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on June 11, 2017, Conquering Bear, knowingly caused the victim to engage in a sexual act by use of force.

The charge is merely an accusation and Conquering Bear is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel C. Nelson is prosecuting the case.

Conquering Bear was released on bond. A trial date has been set for April 3, 2018.

Updated January 1, 2018

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