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Kyle Woman Sentenced for Felony Child Abuse and Neglect

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Kyle, South Dakota, woman convicted of Felony Child Abuse and Neglect was sentenced on January 8, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Jeannie Janis, age 30, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Janis was indicted for the charge on February 18, 2015.  She pled guilty on August 24, 2015.

The conviction stems from Janis causing serious bodily injury to her 5 month old child in May of 2014, due to her neglect and multiple abusive episodes.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.

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

Updated January 14, 2016