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Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty To Failure To Pay Child Support

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jacob H. Lehnherr, age 38, of Little Rock, Arkansas appeared before U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier on June 10, 2013 and pled guilty to Failure to Pay Legal Child Support.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is two years imprisonment; a $250,000.00 fine; one year supervised release; one additional year of custody upon revocation; a $100.00 assessment fee; and child support restitution amount owing at the time of sentencing.

Lehnherr was ordered by the Second Judicial Circuit Court, Minnehaha County, South Dakota to pay $346.67 per month for his minor child, commencing May 1, 2001. At the time of indictment, he had made payments in June and July of 2012, but prior to that he had not made a child support payment since July of 2010.

The investigation was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Wright.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for August 29, 2013. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015