Life in prison for sexually abusing child, witness tampering


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing a child and witness tampering. A federal judge this week sent 40-year-old Kimo John Little Bird to prison for life on his conviction of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. A

n additional 10 years in prison was imposed for committing the crime while he was required to register as a sex offender.

Little Bird was sentenced to five years in prison for witness tampering, to be served concurrently with the other counts. In 2016, Little

Bird sexually abused an 11-year-old girl. Prosecutors said prior to his trial, he contacted a number of potential witnesses in an effort to have them pressure the girl into recanting.