Crow Creek woman gets two years for sexually abusing 13-year-old

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PIERRE — A woman was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for the 2015 sexual abuse of a 13-year-old boy on the Crow Creek reservation.

Julia Pease pleaded guilty in federal court to aiding and abetting the sexual abuse of a minor on Aug. 27. Codefendant Chad Pease pleaded guilty to the same charge on Oct. 9 and is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 30.

Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement began an investigation into the Peases on May 10, 2018. According to a factual basis statement, Julia told officers about the 2015 incident, which was then reported to the FBI.

During an interview, Julia admitted to committing the sexual offense with Chad present when she was 19 and the victim was 13. Both were arrested on warrants on March 20 of this year.

In addition to her prison time, Julia was sentenced to five years supervised release. She must register as a sex offender and pay a $100 special assessment.

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