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Tokio Man Sentenced for Child Abuse and Neglect

August 27, 2012

GRAND FORKS - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Aug. 27, 2012, Allen H. Demarce, Sr. of Tokio, N.D., was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson on a charge of child abuse and neglect in Indian Country.

Judge Erickson sentenced Demarce, Sr. to six months’ imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. Demarce, Sr. must serve the first six months of supervision at a residential recovery and re-entry center. Demarce, Sr. was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $756 and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim's Fund.

Demarce, Sr., 29, pleaded guilty on June 1, 2012, to assaulting a two-year-old child by striking him with an open hand resulting in bodily injury to the child’s face, arms, and back. The incident occurred in March of 2011 on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Janice M. Morley prosecuted the case.






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