United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse and two counts of Abusive Sexual Contact.
Anthony Joseph Terentino, Jr., age 44, 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 Terentino engaging in nonconsensual sexual acts with a female at Ellsworth Air Force Base between December 2018 and May 2019.
The charges are merely accusations and Terentino is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Sazama is prosecuting the case.
Terentino was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has been set for December 15, 2020.