Wanblee man sentenced to life in prison on sex charges

A Wanblee man has been sentenced to life in federal prison. Thirty-four-year-old Anthony Red Elk was convicted of one count of Aggravated Sexual Abuse and two counts of Sexual Abuse.

He was given three terms of life imprisonment.

Red Elk sexually assaulted a ten-year-old girl while she was baby sitting Red Elk’s child in his home. Red Elk also sexually abused the same female after she had reached the age of 18.

Red Elk threatened her and said no one would believe her if she came forward. He previously worked at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee as a basketball coach, bus driver, and custodian. He also worked in a juvenile detention facility.

Red Elk was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


December 12, 2023