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

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced For Failure To Pay Child Support

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man, formerly of Hot Springs, Arkansas, was sentenced on August 29, 2013, by U.S. District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier for Failure to Pay Child Support.

Jacob H. Lehnherr, age 39, was sentenced to five years of probation, a $100.00 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and child support restitution in the amount of $32,890.88.

Lehnherr was indicted for failing to pay over $29,682.00 in past due child support by a federal grand jury on August 14, 2012.  He was previously ordered by the Second Judicial Circuit Court, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, to pay $346.67 per month for his minor child, commencing May 1, 2001.  Some sporadic payments were made, but at the time of his indictment he had past due child support totaling $29,682.22.  Lehnherr pled guilty to the charge on June 10, 2013.

This case was investigated the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Wright prosecuted the case. 

The defendant was released from custody.

Updated June 22, 2015