United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for two counts of Sexual Abuse.
Brandon Lindemann, a/k/a Brandon Lindeman, age 35, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is any term of imprisonment up to life in a federal prison, and/or a $250,000 fine, up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charges relate to Lindemann sexually abusing a juvenile female at a time when she was incapable of consent, near Porcupine, in February 2020.
The charges are merely accusations and Lindemann is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen is prosecuting the case.
Lindemann was released on bond pending trail. A trial date has been set for December 8, 2020.