United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Isaac L. Sherman, age 71, of Macy, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for sexual abuse of a minor. The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Sherman to the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons for a term of eight years. There is no parole in the federal system. After the completion of his prison term, Sherman will begin a term of supervised release that will continue for the remainder of his life.
In May 2011, a 12-year-old student advised a school counselor that she had been sexually abused by Sherman. When interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center, the child disclosed that the sexual abuse had occurred two years earlier when she was residing with Sherman.
On August 2, 2011, Sherman was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Sherman admitted to the digital penetration of the then 10-year-old.
Both Sherman and the child are members of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. The offense occurred at Sherman’s home in Macy on the Omaha Indian Reservation.