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Lower Brule Man Sentenced on Sexual Abuse Charge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule man charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor was sentenced on September 11, 2012, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Sean Johnson, age 22, was sentenced to 15 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

Johnson was indicted by a federal grand jury in April 2012 on three counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. He pled guilty to one count in June 2012.

The conviction stems from the time frame of December 2011 to February 2012, when Johnson and the minor victim met and began communicating via text messages. In February 2012, Johnson admitted to having sex with the minor victim three separate times.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

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

 

 

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