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

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Minnesota Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child under Twelve Years

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Moose Lake, Minnesota, man convicted of two counts of abusive sexual contact of a child under twelve years was sentenced on May 13, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. 

Roland Joseph Brant, age 64, was sentenced to 262 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  

According to court documents, between February and July 2007, in Roberts County, South Dakota, Brant knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, sexual acts with two children who had not attained the age of 12. 

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.   

Brant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated May 16, 2019