Rosebud Sioux council member suspended after arrest
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has suspended a council member who was arrested last week.

Michael J. Valandra, 49, has been charged with sexual contact with a minor and solicitation of a minor, both felonies. He was also charged with enticing away a child under 16, a misdemeanor.

“The Rosebud Tribal Council takes the pending charges in this matter very seriously,” President Rodney M. Bordeaux said in a press release. “When allegations of this nature concern a member of the tribal council, the integrity and public image of the entire tribal council is questioned.”

Valandra was arrested on April 16 and released from jail the following day.

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