2 sex abuse charges added against former Pine Ridge doctor

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota authorities have filed additional child sexual abuse charges against a former Indian Health Services pediatrician.

Stanley Patrick Weber is awaiting trial in Rapid City on several charges alleging he sexually abused Native American children while a doctor on the Pine Ridge reservation.

A new indictment this week accuses Weber of improperly touching a child between 12 and 15 sometime between September 1998 and June 2005. A second count alleges a similar act between June 2003 and June 2004.

Weber was sentenced in January to 18 years in prison for similar crimes against two boys on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana.

The Indian Health Service this year contracted for an independent review of how it addressed accusations against Weber. Two other inquiries are underway.