Parmelee Man Sentence For Child Abuse
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man convicted of Child Abuse was sentenced on November 26, 2013, by Roberto A. Lange.
Joseph Morrisette, age 43, was sentenced to 9 months of custody, 18 months of supervised release, and $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Morrisette was indicted for Child Abuse by a federal grand jury on August 21, 2013. He pled guilty on September 16, 2013.
Morrisette’s conviction was the result of a July 9, 2013, incident when Morrisette was babysitting several children at his home while he was drinking. While he was intoxicated, he struck the victim and gave the child a black eye.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.