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McLaughlin Man Sentenced for Incest

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of Incest was sentenced on November 30, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Joseph Milo Follows The Road, age 62, was sentenced to custody until December 15, 2015, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Follows The Road was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 14, 2015. He pled guilty on August 31, 2015.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on June 18, 2015, when Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) law enforcement was dispatched to the residence of Joseph Follows The Road, in McLaughlin.  Law enforcement officers were informed that witnesses had seen Follows The Road and his biological daughter engaging in inappropriate behavior.  Follows The Road admitted to having engaged in consensual sexual intercourse with his daughter on June 17, 2015. 

This case was investigated by the BIA, Standing Rock Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

Follows The Road was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated December 10, 2015