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Manderson Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact by Force of a Child

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Manderson, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact by Force of a Child  was sentenced on April 25, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Leonard Rondeau, age 40, was sentenced to 15 years in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Rondeau was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 11, 2015.  He pled guilty on February 2, 2016.

The conviction stemmed from incidents between April 11, 2003, and October 31, 2004, when Rondeau, who was babysitting a child between the ages of 4 and 5 and whose mother was at work, knowingly engaged in multiple sexual contacts by force with the child.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

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

Updated April 29, 2016

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