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South Dakota man faces life sentence on sexual abuse charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact.

Roland Hawk Sr., of Fort Thompson, faces life in prison and a $250,000 fine. He has pleaded not guilty.

Court documents show that the 50-year-old Hawk engaged in and attempted to engage in a sexual act with an individual by use of force and intended to “abuse, humiliate and degrade” the victim.

Hawk has been released on bond. A trial date has not been set.

AP-WF-04-23-19


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