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Wounded Knee Man Sentenced For Sexual Contact

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wounded Knee, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on September 12, 2013, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.         

Wayne Simon Yellow Shield, age 44, was sentenced to 3 years’ probation and ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, a $250 fine, and restitution in an amount to be determined later.

On November 3, 2011, at Wounded Knee, Yellow Shield engaged in sexual contact with a woman without her consent.  He pled guilty on May 10, 2013.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.    

Updated June 22, 2015