Criminal Justice News

Thursday, September 06, 2012

St. Francis Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota man charged with sexual abuse was sentenced on September 4, 2012, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Anthony Little Hoop, Jr., age 22, was sentenced to 126 months in custody, five years’ of supervised release, $100 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Little Hoop was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 18, 2012, and pled guilty to the charge on June 18, 2012.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on August 14, 2010, when Little Hoop had sexual contact with the victim while the victim was unconscious.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

Little Hoop was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

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