SIOUX FALLS-A federal jury convicted a Wagner man on Wednesday of sexually abusing a girl from ages 8 to 13.
Jeremy Aungie, 33, was found guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child after the jury deliberated for less than two hours.
Aungie is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 19. He could spend up to life in federal prison and be ordered to pay up to $500,000 in fines.
Aungie was indicted on June 6, 2018, for offenses that took place between June 22, 2012, and May 16, 2018. He was arrested two days after the indictment.
Aungie and the victim lived in the same house in Wagner during that time, and the sexual abuse was often accompanied by physical abuse.
The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeffrey C. Clapper and Ann M. Hoffman. Aungie was represented by Thomas J. Von Wald.
Pending sentencing, Aungie will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.