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Parmelee Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on September 12, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Mark Felix Clairmont, age 42, was sentenced to 36 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Clairmont was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 9, 2016. He pled guilty on June 26, 2017.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on June 20, 2015, at a house near Mission, South Dakota. On that date, Clairmont was drinking and socializing with a group of individuals that included the victim. The victim became intoxicated and fell asleep on a couch that evening. She subsequently awoke to discover Clairmont was sexually assaulting her.

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

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

Updated September 13, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime