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

Monday, September 10, 2018

White River Man Indicted for Sexual Abuse Charges

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.

Roger Moran, age 65, was indicted on August 14, 2018. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 7, 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 between February 25, 2014 and August 23, 2018, Moran knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, a sexual act with a minor female.

The charges are merely accusations and Moran is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore is prosecuting the case.

Moran was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated September 10, 2018