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Fifteen Years in Federal Prison for Sisseton Man Convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact

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

SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann has sentenced a Sisseton, South Dakota, man, convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact. The sentencing took place on March 3, 2023 in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Conrad Brown, age 44, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay $300 as a statutorily required special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Brown was indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and Abusive Sexual Contact by a federal grand jury in July of 2022. He pleaded guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact on October 25, 2022.

According to court documents, between approximately 2019 through 2021, Brown engaged in abusive sexual contacts with minor victims. The victims were threatened or placed in fear in order for Brown to perpetrate the abusive sexual contacts. The abuse took place in Northeastern South Dakota and within the tribal lands of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe. 

This case was investigated by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe’s Law Enforcement and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri prosecuted the case.

Brown was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to continue serving his sentence.

Updated March 9, 2023

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