Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Rapid City man sentenced to 9½ years for sexual abuse

RAPID CITY (AP) -- A 27-year-old Rapid City man has been sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated sexual abuse of a teenage girl.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Faron Ben Cheyenne pleaded guilty in November to sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl near Wounded Knee in July 2011.

Chief Judge Jeffrey Viken this week sentenced Cheyenne to 114 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release, and ordered him to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims fund.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.

Advertisement
randomness