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

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Reliance Man Sentenced For Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Reliance, South Dakota man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on March 25, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jarrod Johnson, age 41, was sentenced to 36 months of imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Johnson was indicted for Sexual Abuse by a federal grand jury on August 22, 2012 and pled guilty to a Superseding Information on January 4, 2013. The charge stems from an incident occurring between November 2010 and December 2010 in which Johnson was living in the same home as the victim in Fort Thompson, South Dakota. During this time period, Johnson and the victim engaged in sexual intercourse on two separate occasions. At the time of the instant offense, the victim was incapable of appraising the nature of the sexual contact.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Johnson was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service.

Updated June 22, 2015