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

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pine Ridge Woman Sentenced For Child Abuse

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, woman convicted of Felony Child Abuse and Neglect was sentenced on May 12, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Cheryl Jealous of Him, age 51, was sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and $13,846.94 in restitution to the South Dakota Crime Victims' Compensation Program.
In April 2013, at Pine Ridge, Jealous of Him caused the death of her infant grandson by subjecting him to multiple blunt force trauma. At the time of the incident, Jealous of Him was intoxicated while the grandson was under her care. 
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.  
Jealous of Him was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.                     

Updated June 22, 2015