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Lower Brule man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of minor

LOWER BRULE -- A Lower Brule man pleaded guilty Nov. 21 to sexual abuse of a minor.

Ty Middletent, 21, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The conviction stems from an incident in August when he knowingly engaged in sexual intercourse with a minor.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for February. Middletent was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.