You are here

Justice News

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 12, 2017

Kyle Man Found Guilty of Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Darrell Janis, age 57, of Kyle, South Dakota, was found guilty of two counts of Abusive Sexual Contact as a result of a federal trial in Rapid City, South Dakota.

The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each count.

The charges relate to Janis using force to have sexual contact with a child, who was between the ages of 12 and 16, on December 11, 2015, at Kyle.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

A sentencing date will be set. Janis was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.

# # #

Component(s): 
Contact: 
Ace Crawford Public Information Officer 605-341-1915
Updated May 12, 2017