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Lake Andes Man Charged with Sexual Abuse Offenses Involving Children Appears in Federal Court

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Lake Andes, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for fourteen counts of sexual abuse offenses involving children.

Quentin Peter Bruguier, Jr., a/k/a “JB,” age 54, was indicted on October 11, 2017.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on October 19, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

For the most serious offenses, the maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years and up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

According to the Indictment, between 1989 and 2016, Bruguier engaged in sexual acts with children.  The charges are merely accusations and Bruguier is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.   

Bruguier is currently detained.  A trial date has been set for December 26, 2017.

Updated October 30, 2017