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California Man Sentenced For Assault By Striking, Beating And Wounding And Simple Assault

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Los Angeles, California, man charged with Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding and Simple Assault pled guilty and was sentenced on February 4, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Francisco Hernandez, Jr., age 41, was sentenced to 2 years’ probation on each count, to be served concurrently, and $20 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on January 21, 2013, in Timber Lake, in Indian country, when Hernandez, who had been drinking alcohol that morning, assaulted his girlfriend by striking her on the head and body while she attempted to leave the house with their children.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley. 

Updated June 22, 2015