SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man is accused of engaging in sexual contact with two girls under the age of 12.

Authorities say 41-year-old Emerson Spider, of Porcupine, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of abusive sexual contact. He has pleaded not guilty.

Spider faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. There is no parole in the federal system.

A federal public defender could not be reached for comment. No trial date has been set.

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