RAPID CITY, S.D. — A former South Dakota Indian Health Services pediatrician accused of child sexual abuse has been convicted on all eight counts.
Jurors on Friday found Stanley Weber guilty of sexually abusing Native American children while he was a doctor on the Pine Ridge reservation. He faces life in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.
The 70-year-old Weber is accused of committing the crimes between 1995 and 2011. Prosecutor Sarah Collin said in closing arguments that Weber created a “perfect recipe for prolific sexual abuse for 18 years.”
Harvey Steinberg, one of Weber’s private defense lawyers, said there was a “lack of investigation” in a “rush to judgment” to convict his client.
Weber was sentenced in January to 18 years in prison for similar crimes against two boys on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana.
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