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Marty man denies charge of federal sexual abuse

MARTY -- A Marty man pleaded not guilty to a federal count of sexual abuse after allegedly engaging in an illicit act with a minor. Burton Rainbow, 34, pleaded not guilty to the charge Friday in a United States magistrate court hearing, according...

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MARTY - A Marty man pleaded not guilty to a federal count of sexual abuse after allegedly engaging in an illicit act with a minor.

Burton Rainbow, 34, pleaded not guilty to the charge Friday in a United States magistrate court hearing, according to the United States Attorney's Office.

Rainbow was indicted on Feb. 7, stemming from an incident in August 2015 in which he allegedly engaged in a sexual act with a juvenile female and placed her "in fear," the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for sexual abuse is up to life in prison, a $250,000 fine, five years to life of supervised release and a $100 fine to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

Rainbow was detained pending trial, which was scheduled for April.

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The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Yankton Sioux Tribe law enforcement.

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