LOWER BRULE-A Lower Brule man has been indicted on federal charges of abusing his significant other and a child.
Boyer LaForge Jr., 31, faces two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and one count each of child abuse and assault of a spouse by strangulation. The indictment, filed April 9, alleges the four offenses all occurred on Feb. 4 in Lower Brule.
LaForge pleaded not guilty to the charges during a hearing on April 26, and a jury trial is scheduled for June 18. LaForge remains in custody.