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Pine Ridge Man Sentenced for Child Abuse and Neglect

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Felony Child Abuse and Neglect was sentenced on May 18, 2017, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

James Lawrence Shangreaux, Sr., age 34, was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Shangreaux was charged on November 3, 2015, and pleaded guilty on January 3, 2017. The conviction stems from Shangreaux’s neglect of his minor son at Pine Ridge.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah B. Collins and Megan J. Poppen prosecuted the case.

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

Updated May 24, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice