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Friday, August 26, 2016

Mission Man Charged with Kidnapping, Assault by Strangulation and Suffocation, and Child Abuse

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Kidnapping, Assault by Strangulation and Suffocation, and two counts of Child Abuse.

Paris James Bordeaux, age 26, was indicted on August 16, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 23, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and $400 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on July 24, 2016, Bordeaux knowingly and willfully seized, confined, inveigled, decoyed, kidnapped and carried away his intimate and dating partner and held her for the purpose of assaulting her.  On that same date, Bordeaux unlawfully assaulted his partner by strangling, suffocating, and attempting to do so.  Two young children were subjected to the assault.

The charges are merely accusations and Bordeaux is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson is prosecuting the case.    

Bordeaux was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated August 26, 2016