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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Monday, January 14, 2013

Fort Thompson Man Guilty Of Abusive Sexual Contact

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jarrod Johnson, age 41, of Fort Thompson, appeared before US District Judge Roberto A. Lange on January 10, 2013, and pled guilty to the Superseding Information that charged him with Abusive Sexual Contact. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 3 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both.

The charge stems from an incident when Johnson engaged in and attempted to engage in sexual contact with the victim, who at that time was incapable of appraising the nature of the sexual contact.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant US Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case. Johnson was released pending sentencing. A sentencing date has been set for March 25, 13.

Updated June 22, 2015