☷Fort Thompson Woman Indicted for Involuntary Manslaughter and Child Abuse
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Fort Thompson Woman Indicted for Involuntary Manslaughter and Child Abuse United States Attorney Alison J . Ramsdell announced that a Fort Thompson , South Dakota , woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Involuntary Manslaughter and Child Abuse . Amber Touche , age 29 , was indicted on April 12 , 2022 . She appeared before U . S . Magistrate Judge Mark A . Moreno on April 28 , 2022 , and pled not guilty to the Indictment . The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 15 years in federal prison and/or a $250 , 000 fine , three years of supervised release , and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund on each count . Restitution may also be ordered . The Indictment alleges that on June 10 , 2021 , in Big Bend , South Dakota , Touche unlawfully killed a human being by asphyxiation . The Indictment further alleges that Touche abused , exposed , tortured , tormented , and cruelly punished a child under the age of seven . The charges are merely accusations and Touche is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty . The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services , Crow Creek Agency . Assistant U . S . Attorney Troy R . Morley is prosecuting the case . Touche was released on bond pending trial . A trial date has not been set .
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