- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A federal jury has convicted a Pine Ridge man of child abuse and assault charges.

Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says 36-year-old Timothy Kenneth White Plume was found guilty after a seven-day trial.

White Plume was indicted in 2013 on charges of child abuse and neglect and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. The charges stem from an incident in December 2012 in which authorities say White Plume assaulted a three-month-old baby, causing the baby multiple skull fractures, a catastrophic brain injury, broken ribs and a broken leg.

White Plume is facing up to 15 years in prison for the child abuse charge and 10 years in prison for the assault charge. His attorney couldn’t immediately be reached to comment on the verdict.

A sentencing hearing hasn’t been scheduled.

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