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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mission Man Sentenced For Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding and Simple Assault was sentenced on October 30, 2013, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno. 

Hubert Desersa, age 23, was sentenced to 18 months in custody and $35 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Desersa was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 17, 2013, and pled guilty to the charge on October 23, 2013.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on May 31, 2013, when Desersa slapped and hit the victim, knocking her to the floor and tearing her clothes off during the assault.  Desersa then followed the victim into another room, where the two struggled over a knife, resulting in the victim being cut on the web of her hand.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

 Desersa was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. 

Updated June 22, 2015