Man Accused of Abusive Sexual Contact with Minor on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Arrested in Montana

Frank Ray Gallardo

Frank Ray Gallardo

Faces Extradition to South Dakota

Published October 22, 2015

GREAT FALLS, MONTANA — Frank Ray Gallardo, a.k.a. Frank Thunder Hawk, will be court today in Great Falls, Montana for a hearing to be extradited to South Dakota where is accused of sexually assaulting a child in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation earlier this year.

Gallardo was arrested last week according to the FBI. He was allegedly hiding in a house in Glacier County, Montana.

He is accused of “abusive sexual contact” of a child under the age of 12-years-old. The alleged sexual abuse occurred earlier this.

The FBI had issued the following alert about Gallardo:

Frank Ray Gallardo, a.k.a. Frank Thunder Hawk, is wanted for the alleged abusive sexual contact of a minor on two occasions in March of 2015.

Gallardo is alleged to have sexually abused an eight-year-old girl in the Porcupine, South Dakota, area of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 

On March 19, 2015, Gallardo was charged federally with abusive sexual contact of a minor by the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, Rapid City, South Dakota, and a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.


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