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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Kyle Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Kyle, South Dakota, man convicted of two counts of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on September 5, 2017, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Darrell Janis, age 58, was sentenced to 8 years in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Janis was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2016. He was subsequently found guilty following a trial in Federal District Court in Rapid City on May 11, 2017.

The conviction stems from 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.

Janis was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Project Safe Childhood
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Updated September 7, 2017