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Federal court gives Mitchell man three years for abusive sexual contact

LAKE ANDES -- A Mitchell man was sentenced to three years in federal custody Tuesday for making sexual contact with an intoxicated woman. Brent Silk, 26, was sentenced to three years in custody, followed by five years of supervised release, for a...

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LAKE ANDES - A Mitchell man was sentenced to three years in federal custody Tuesday for making sexual contact with an intoxicated woman.

Brent Silk, 26, was sentenced to three years in custody, followed by five years of supervised release, for a charge of abusive sexual contact, according to a statement from the United States Attorney's Office.

According to the statement, Silk and others were drinking on May 12, 2015, just east of Lake Andes on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, where Silk made sexual contact with an intoxicated female who was "incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct" inside a van.

Silk pleaded guilty to the charge on Oct. 24. In addition to the sentence, he was ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The case was investigated by the Yankton Sioux Tribe Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Clapper prosecuted the case.

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Silk was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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