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Man held for over a year acquitted of sexual abuse charges

PIERRE, S.D. – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Sexual Abuse as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota, on October  14, 2022.

Buddy Robert Poor Bear, a/k/a Bud Poor Bear, age 56, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 13, 2021.  He was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 6, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The charge related to an alleged incident that occurred on April 15, 2021, in Todd County, South  Dakota..

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the  U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.

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