Wakpala Man Sentenced to 276 Months

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Mobridge, S.D. (DRG News) A Wakpala man who was charged with Sexual Abuse has been sentenced to 276 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, plus a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund. 34 year old Justin Birdhorse was indicted for Sexual Abuse and Aggravated Assault by Force by a grand jury on August 22, 2011. Birdhorse pled guilty to the Sexual Abuse count on January 10th, 2012. Birdhorse’s conviction stems from an incident in Wakpala on August 12, 2011 where he assaulted the victim in her home. The case was investigated by the FBI, BIA – Standing Rock Agency. Birdhorse has been turned over to the U.S. Marshall to begin his sentence.


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