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Lower Brule man sentenced for sexual abuse of minor

A Lower Brule man convicted of sexual abuse of a minor was sentenced on June 30 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Gerald Duane Iron Shooter, 21, was sentenced to 14 months in custody, five years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident in January 2012 when Iron Shooter was at a party with two other adult men. Later in the evening, several underage girls, including the 13-year-old victim, joined the party. The girls began to drink with the men. During the party, the victim and Iron Shooter ended up in a bedroom where they had sexual intercourse. Iron Shooter admitted knowing the age of the victim and that she was too young to engage in any type of sexual activity.