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United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for aggravated sexual contact with a child, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Jody Jeremy Dupris, age 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 14, 2012. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 27, 2012 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both. The charges related to the alleged sexual abuse of a victim between October and November 2010 and the alleged assault of a Cherry Creek woman in May 2011. The charges are merely accusations, and Dupris is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case. Dupris was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals. A trial date has not yet been set.
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