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St. Francis Man Convicted of Assault

March 7, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jonathan Mark Blindman, age 31, of St. Francis, South Dakota was convicted of one count of simple assault by a federal jury in Pierre. He was found not guilty of one count of Aggravated Sexual abuse and one count of Sexual Abuse. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 6 months in custody, a $5,000 fine, or both; and a $10 special assessment.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on August 22, 2012 when Blindman assaulted the victim.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.



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