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Pine Ridge man facing 15 years in federal prison for sexual abuse of a minor

The man was released on bond pending a trial date, set to begin in August.

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RAPID CITY — A Pine Ridge man is facing up to 15 years in federal prison and life on probation after he was charged with sexual abuse of a minor.

McKinley Two Bulls-Hunter, 24, of Pine Ridge, was indicted by a federal grand jury in May on one count of sexual abuse of a minor. He appeared in U.S. District Court in Rapid City on June 15, when he entered a not guilty plea.

According to the Department of Justice, between April and July 2021, Two Bulls-Hunter knowingly engaged in and attempted to engage in a sexual act with a minor female.

He was charged after a joint investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.

If convicted, Two Bulls-Hunter could be sentenced to spend as many as 15 years in federal prison as well as spend five years to life on probation. In addition to restitution, he could be ordered to pay fines as high as $250,000 and ordered to make a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

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Until a trial can commence on Aug. 23, Two Bulls-Hunter was released on bond.

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