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Former tribal officer sentenced for sexually abusing inmate

March 8, 2019

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A former corrections officer with the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing a jail inmate.

Authorities say 27-year-old Ryun Bowker, of Ridgeview, abused the woman while transporting her back to jail from an Eagle Butte hospital in March 2016.

The Rapid City Journal reports that Bowker pleaded guilty in federal court to abusive sexual contact, and a more serious charge of aggravated sexual abuse was dropped. That charge carries a maximum punishment of life in prison.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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