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Wisconsin Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child.

Dashown Raymond Keys, age 24, was indicted on April 13, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on May 31, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $1,250,000 fine, up to life of supervised release, and $500 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between November 1, 2013, and September 6, 2015, Keys knowingly engaged in and attempted to engage in sexual acts with a female who had not attained the age of 12 years.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated June 5, 2016

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