Parmelee Man Charged with Sexual Abuse | USAO-SD

United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Hehaka Thunder Hawk, age 38, was indicted on November 9, 2021.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 21, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 15 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, any term of years, not less than five years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between September 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020, in the District of South Dakota, Thunder Hawk knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, a sexual act with a minor female.

The charge is merely an accusation and Thunder Hawk is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Abby Roesler is prosecuting the case.   

Thunder Hawk was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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