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Friday, December 8, 2017

Wisconsin Man Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that DaShown Keys, age 25, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was found guilty of six counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child as a result of a federal jury trial in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  The verdict was returned on December 7, 2017.

The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years, up to a maximum of life in custody and/or a $1,500,000 fine, up to life of supervised release, and a $600 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  

Keys was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 14, 2016. 

The conviction stems from incidents between November 1, 2013, and January 1, 2016, when Keys repeatedly sexually abused two minor victims, while Keys was staying at the home of one of the victims.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribal Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date has not been set.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated December 8, 2017