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Date: 11-19-2021

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United States of America v. Kimo Little Bird, Sr.

Case Number: 1:20-cr-10012-CBK

Judge: Charles B. Kornmann

Court: United States District Court for the District of South Dakota (Pennington County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Rapid City, South Dakota criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

Kimo Little Bird, Sr., age 40, of Little Eagle, South Dakota, was charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child, Felony Sex Offense Against a Minor While Required to Register as a Sex Offender, and Tampering with a Witness, as a result of a three-day federal jury trial in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

The convictions carry a maximum penalty of a mandatory minimum of 40 years, up to life in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, five years up to life of supervised release, and a $300 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

Little Bird was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 9, 2020.

Little Bird was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in September 2006. As a result of this conviction, he is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. In 2016, Little Bird sexually abused an 11-year-old girl with whom he was residing. Prior to trial, Little Bird contacted multiple potential witnesses in an effort to manipulate and corruptly persuade the girl to recant her statement.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jay Miller and Troy Morley prosecuted the case.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for May 23, 2022. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Outcome: Jury Found Little Eagle Man Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and Related Charges.

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