Stanley Patrick Weber

Victoria Wicks

Stanley Patrick Weber will serve the rest of his life in federal prison.

The former Indian Health Services pediatrician was convicted earlier this year of raping and sexually assaulting boys who were his patients at Pine Ridge IHS.

Weber was sentenced in Rapid City federal court on Monday, Feb. 11.

In crafting the sentence, Federal Judge Jeffrey Viken considered the lifelong damage done to each victim.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks reports.

Kristina Barker, Wall Street Journal, PBS

Stanley Patrick Weber was convicted Friday, Sept. 27, of 11 counts of sexual abuse against four Pine Ridge boys who were his patients. The former Indian Health Services pediatrician was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney, and trial took place in the federal courthouse in Rapid City.

Weber was previously convicted in Montana of similar charges and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Weber's crimes garnered national attention, in particular in a joint investigation by PBS's Frontline and the Wall Street Journal.

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Stanley Patrick Weber was convicted on Friday, Sept. 27, of 11 counts of sexual abuse against four Pine Ridge boys who were his patients.

The former Indian Health Services pediatrician was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's office, and the trial took place in the federal courthouse in Rapid City.

Weber was previously found guilty in Montana of similar charges and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks sat through the trial and reported during the week.

Stanley Patrick Weber has been convicted on all 11 counts of child rape and sexual contact. The former Indian Health Services pediatrician was charged with sexually abusing four boys on the Pine Ridge Reservation starting in 1995.

The Rapid City jury started deliberating at 11 a.m. MT, and the verdict came in about four hours later.

Federal Judge Jeff Viken told Weber that the next step is a presentence investigation, with a sentencing date to be set a few months from now.

Testimony has ended in the federal trial of Stanley Patrick Weber, the former IHS pediatrician accused of sexually assaulting Native boys at Pine Ridge. The trial started Monday, Sept. 23, in Rapid City.

Seven witnesses testified that Weber raped them or made sexual contact with them when they were under the age of 16, going as far back as 1995. All of them are now grown men. Weber is charged with crimes in South Dakota against only four of them.

Weber has chosen not to testify.

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Jurors in the trial against Stanley Weber heard testimony on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from two men from Montana. They say the former IHS pediatrician sexually assaulted them when they were boys.

Weber faces similar charges in South Dakota from his time at Pine Ridge.

One of the Montana men was transported to Rapid City by federal prison officials from Kentucky, but the other did not answer his subpoena. The parties circumvented the problem with a courtroom version of readers' theater.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this story.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, was the second day of the trial against Stanley Patrick Weber, and we'll start with a warning: This story contains language necessary to tell of allegations of child sexual abuse.

Three men took the stand and testified that the former Indian Health Services pediatrician raped them when they were children. Their stories are similar: Weber first had contact with them when they were patients at the IHS clinic at Pine Ridge.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.

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.

FRONTLINE: Predator On The Reservation

Feb 12, 2019
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In The Moment ... February 12, 2019 Show 514 Hour 1

Dr. Stanley Patrick Weber was sent to work at the Indian Health Services facility in Pine Ridge after gaining an ugly and suspicious reputation at his previous IHS medical position in Browning, Montana on the Blackfeet Reservation. By the time he arrived in South Dakota, he had already been accused of sexually molesting multiple Native American boys.

An Indian Health Services doctor convicted of raping adolescent male patients was sentenced in Montana on Thursday, Jan. 17. Stanley Patrick Weber was found guilty by a Great Falls jury in September on four counts of sexual abuse. Weber faces similar charges from his time working with IHS in South Dakota. SDPB's Victoria Wicks has more of this report.