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

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lantry Man Sentenced For Simple Assault Of A Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lantry, South Dakota, man convicted of Simple Assault of a Minor, was sentenced on November 12, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Robert Smith, age 53, was sentenced to 3 months in custody, 1 year of supervised release, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Smith was indicted for Sexual Contact with a Minor by a federal grand jury on September 17, 2013. He pled guilty to Simple Assault of a Minor on September 2, 2014.
The conviction arose from an incident that occurred between May 30 and July 27, 2012, near Lantry, when the victim, a minor between the ages of 12 and 16 years old, was at Smith’s home. At the time, Smith engaged in intentional, offensive touching of the victim and committed a simple assault on the victim.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the South Dakota Department of Social Services, and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.
Smith was ordered to report to the U.S. Marshals Service on January 2, 2015, to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015