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Woman Charged with Child Abuse and Neglect

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Dupree, South Dakota woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Alisa Knight, age 29, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 15, 2013, for child abuse and neglect. Knight appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 22, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty on each count upon conviction is 15 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; three years of supervised release; and an additional two years of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund may also be ordered.

The charges are merely accusations, and Knight is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.

Knight was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not been set.

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