IHS Pediatrician Trial Begins

Sep 23, 2019

A jury has been selected in the trial of a former Indian Health Services pediatrician accused of sexually assaulting young male patients.

The trial began Monday, Sept. 23, at the federal courthouse in Rapid City.

According to federal prosecutors, Stanley Weber, now 70, served at Pine Ridge IHS between 1995 and 2001.

Prosecutors say Weber gained access to children when they were patients in his clinic and eventually invited them to his home, where he gave them food, alcohol, and money, grooming them for sexual activity. The boys ranged in age from 9 to late teens.

Jury selection lasted most of the first day. Fourteen jurors were selected, with two alternates to be excused before deliberation begins at the end of the trial. On Tuesday, attorneys are scheduled to make opening statements, followed by witness testimony.