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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 10, 2019

Minnesota Man and California Man Sentenced for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child, Furnishing Alcohol Beverages to a Child, and Failure to Appear

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mankato, Minnesota, man and a Delano, California, man were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Jay Leslie Haggard, age 32, was found guilty of two counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child as a result of a federal jury trial in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on March 7, 2019. He was sentenced on March 8, 2019, to time served, 1 year of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $50.

Ryan Lawrence Juan, age 24, pled guilty to two counts of Furnishing Alcoholic Beverages to a Child and one count of Failure to Appear on March 1, 2019. He was sentenced, on May 9, 2019, to time served and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $75.

Haggard and Juan was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 6, 2017.

The convictions stemmed from an incident between August 22, 2017, and August 23, 2017, when Haggard and Juan met two juvenile females and provided them with alcoholic beverages.

The conviction on the Failure to Appear charge stemmed from Juan failing to appear for his initial appearance set for September 17, 2018, with Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann M. Hoffman prosecuted the case.

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Updated May 10, 2019