United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Winner, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding.

Mary Marso, age 64, was indicted on November 9, 2016.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 2, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to one year in custody and/or a $100,000 fine, one year of supervised release, and $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about December 10, 2015, Marso struck a juvenile student at the Todd County Elementary School in Mission, South Dakota.

The charge is merely an accusation and Marso is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson is prosecuting the case.

Marso was released on bond pending trial, which has not been set.