United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced a Rosebud, South Dakota man charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child and abusive sexual contact with a child was sentenced on Monday, June 4, 2012 by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Gilbert Oliver Crow Eagle, Jr., age 58, was sentenced to 16 years in prison, five years of supervised release, and a $400 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.
Crow Eagle was indicted by a federal grand jury for the charges on February 8, 2011. On March 1, 2012, he was convicted of sexually abusing two minor children during incidents occurring between 1991 and 1999 on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. There was evidence that Crow Eagle also victimized others before this time period.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and prosecuted by Assistant
United States Attorney Tim Maher. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.