Bonesteel man pleads not guilty to sexual abuseA Bonesteel man has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse and child abuse.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
A Bonesteel man has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse and child abuse.
Robert Louis Prue Jr., 34, was indicted by a federal grand jury last month for aggravated sexual abuse, abusive sexual contact, sexual abuse of a minor, sexual contact with a minor and child abuse. He appeared before a federal judge on Feb. 16 and pleaded not guilty to the indictment.
If Prue is found guilty, he could face life in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement.
A jury trial has been scheduled for April.
Prue will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service while he awaits trial.