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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mission Man Sentenced For First Degree Burglary And Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of First Degree Burglary and Sexual Abuse of a Minor was sentenced on March 11, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

John Joseph Menard, age 27, was sentenced to 15 years in custody, 10 years supervised release, and a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Menard was indicted for First Degree Burglary and Sexual Abuse of a Minor by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2013.  He pled guilty on December 18, 2013.

On November 5, 2012, Menard entered a residence in the early morning hours without permission, and entered the bedroom where a 7-year-old child was sleeping.  Menard got into the bed with the child and attempted to engage in a sexual act with the child.

Between February 12, 2009, and February 18, 2009, Menard had sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old minor while the minor was staying at Menard’s home.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.

Menard was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015