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Press Release

Dupree Man Sentenced For Sexual Contact

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, man convicted of two counts of Sexual Contact by Force and Threat was sentenced on December 22, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

James Pesicka, a/k/a Pard Pesicka, age 31, was sentenced to 13 years in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from incidents between July 28, 2008, and February 17, 2012, when Pesicka sexually assaulted a young female victim.  Additionally, between March 6, 2012, and May 28, 2013, Pesicka also engaged in sexual contact by fear with another young female victim. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case. Pesicka was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015