Porcupine Man Convicted of Sexual Contact
United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Frank Gallardo, 39, of Porcupine, South Dakota, was found guilty of two counts of Abusive Sexual Contact at the conclusion of a three-day federal jury trial in Rapid City. The verdict was returned on August 31, 2016.
The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, lifetime supervised release, a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and restitution.
The conviction stems from Gallardo engaging in sexual contact with a female under the age of 12, near Porcupine.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.
A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing is scheduled for January 20, 2017. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.