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

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wanblee Man Charged With Child Abuse

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wanblee, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Felony Child Abuse and Neglect.

Simon Glenn, age 21, was indicted on November 19, 2013.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on December 3, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.  

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 15 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The indictment charges that in November 2013, near Wanblee, Glenn abused a child who had not attained the age of seven years.

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

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

Glenn was released pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.  

Updated June 22, 2015