Rosebud man who sexually abused foster kids gets life 6-5-07

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing three foster children under his mother's care.

A jury in U.S. District Court in Rapid City found Keith Wright, 29, guilty of seven counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. It involved three foster children under age 12 and occurred from 1998 to 2001, according to court documents.

U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier sentenced Wright to life in prison on each count and a $25,000 fine after concluding he was a repeat and dangerous sex offender, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Wright's mother provided foster care in her home to the children at various times.

After Wright was convicted, he wrote a letter to his mother and threatened to retaliate against the children, U.S. Attorney Marty Jackley said in a news release.
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