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Friday, January 13, 2017

Agency Village Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact with a Person Incapable of Consent

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Agency Village, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact with a Person Incapable of Consent was sentenced on January 5, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.


Harvey Renville, age 63, was sentenced to 72 months in custody, 10 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.


Renville was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 15, 2016. He pled guilty on December 13, 2016 to a Superseding Information.


The conviction stemmed from incidents beginning in May of 2012, and continuing through December 31, 2012. The victim became acquainted with Renville when he began to care for her family’s horses, and the victim started spending considerable time at his residence.


It was during this time period that the abusive sexual contact occurred. Renville admitted that during one of the times the victim was at his residence, he had direct contact with the victim’s genitalia with his finger and his hand. At the time of the sexual contact, the victim was unable to consent. Renville had been previously convicted of a sex offense, which required him to register as a sex offender.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.


Renville was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated January 13, 2017