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Man Sentenced To 9 1/2 Years For Sexual Abuse



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A 27-year-old Rapid City man has been sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated sexual abuse of a teenage girl.
    
U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Faron Ben Cheyenne pleaded guilty in November to sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl near Wounded Knee in July 2011.
    
Chief Judge Jeffrey Viken this week sentenced Cheyenne to 114 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release, and ordered him to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims fund.
    
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.
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