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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 4, 2019

Rapid City Man Sentenced for Felony Child Abuse and Neglect

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Felony Child Abuse and Neglect was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Joseph Briseno, age 41, was sentenced on January 28, 2019, to 60 months in federal prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Briseno was indicted for the charge by a federal grand jury on August 22, 2017.  The conviction stems from Briseno inappropriately touching his stepdaughter between 2013 and 2016.

This case was investigated by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

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

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Updated February 4, 2019