Tokio Man Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse and Neglect
FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on June 1, 2012,Allen Herbert Demarce, Sr., of Tokio, N.D., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge
Ralph R. Erickson to a charge of child abuse and neglect in Indian Country.
Demarce Sr., 28, pleaded guilty to assaulting a two-year-old child by striking him
with an open hand resulting in bodily injury to the childâ€™s face, arms, and back. The
incident occurred in March of 2011 on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.
The charge of child abuse and neglect in Indian Country carries a statutory
maximum penalty of 10 yearsâ€™ imprisonment.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Sentencing for Demarce Sr. has been scheduled for Aug. 27, 2012, in U.S. District
Court in Fargo, N.D., at 11 a.m.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Janice M. Morley is prosecuting the case.