- Associated Press - Sunday, March 13, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota man who admitted sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Jeffrey Viken has sentenced 39-year-old Edgar James Brown Bear. The Allen resident was also ordered to register as a sex offender and spend 10 years on supervised release.

Authorities say Brown Bear sexually abused the girl in May 2015 while both of them were at a home in Allen, a community within the exterior boundaries of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Authorities say Brown Bear warned the girl to “not tell anyone” about the incident.

Brown Bear was charged days after the incident and pleaded guilty in August to sexual abuse of a minor.

He is now under the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


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