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Mission Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on February 10, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Elliot Brave, a/k/a Elliot Ladeaux, age 39, was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison, followed by 7 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Brave was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 11, 2018.  He pled guilty on November 19, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from conduct that occurred in Mission between December 2017 and January 2018.  During that period, Brave was staying at a residence in Mission with a relative and her six children, including the six-year-old victim.  While staying at the residence, Brave would often watch the children while their mother was at work.  On at least one occasion, Brave engaged in sexual contact with the victim.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

Brave was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated February 11, 2020

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