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St. Francis Man Indicted for Sexual Abuse

June 17, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for the alleged sexual abuse of a woman at Rosebud in September 2009.

Lemoyne W. Blindman, age 44, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 9, 2010, for Sexual Abuse. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 17, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; a minimum of five years up to life of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered. The charge is merely an accusation, and Blindman is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by Rosebud Law Enforcement Services. Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case. Blindman was released on bond pending trial which is set for August 16, 2011.



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