Rosebud council member pleads not guilty
A suspended council member for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota pleaded not guilty to sex-related charges involving a minor.

Michael J. Valandra, 49, is charged with three counts of solicitation of a minor and one count of sexual contact with a child under 16. He was arrested on April 16 for an incident in Rapid City, off the reservation.

Valandra has been suspended from the council without pay.

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Rosebud tribal official pleads not guilty to sex charges (The Rapid City Journal 6/23)

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