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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 12, 2013

Pine Ridge Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota man convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor was sentenced on April 8, 2013 by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Benjamin Samuel Leonard, age 57, was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment, 5 years’ supervised release and ordered to pay $100 to the Victim Assistance Fund.

In August 2010 at Pine Ridge, Leonard engaged in a sexual act with a child under the age of 16. He pled guilty on December 26, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015