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

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Wounded Knee Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Wounded Knee, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Carl Crooked Eyes, age 26, was sentenced on June 14, 2019, to 5 years in federal prison, followed by10 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from Crooked Eyes engaging in sexual contact with a six-year-old girl between February 2011 and June 2011, at Wounded Knee.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan J. Poppen prosecuted the case.

Crooked Eyes was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated June 25, 2019