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Lake Andes Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Lake Andes, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact by Force was sentenced on September 11, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Terry Clement Blaine, age 63, was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Blaine was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 6, 2018.  He pled guilty on June 26, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from incidents that occurred between 2010 and 2013, when Blaine knowingly engaged in sexual contact with a child under 12 years old.  The molestation occurred while the child visited a relative's home.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

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

Updated September 16, 2019