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Mission Man Indicted on Assault and Abusive Sexual Contact Charges

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Abusive Sexual Contact.

Everett Joseph Menard, a/k/a Everette J. Menard, age 20, was indicted on October 16, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 17, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on September 27, 2018, Menard assaulted an individual and that the assault resulted in serious bodily injury.  The Indictment further alleges that Menard did knowingly engage in sexual contact by the use of force with the same individual.

The charges are merely accusations and Menard 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 Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

Menard was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated January 29, 2019