United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for abusive sexual contact.
Laun Leroy McCloskey, age 19, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 2, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 4, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; life of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge is merely an accusation, and McCloskey is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Maher is prosecuting the case.
McCloskey was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial on May 14, 2013.