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District of South Dakota

Friday, June 8, 2018

White River Man Indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a White River, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child.

Roy Brushbreaker, III, age 24, was indicted on May 15, 2018. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 6, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in federal prison 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 January 28, 2017, Brushbreaker knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, a sexual act with a minor female.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.

Brushbreaker was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated June 8, 2018