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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Rapid City Man Sentenced for Role in Child’s Death

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Misprison of a Felony was sentenced on June 20, 2017, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Mitchell Lee Wisecarver, age 44, was sentenced to time served of 17.5 months, 1 year of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Wiscarver was charged on September 15, 2015, and pleaded guilty on March 3, 2017. The conviction stems from Wiscarver covering up for his wife, Lori Wisecarver, and allowing the continued physical abuse of a young boy from October 2014 to February 2015. The abuse ultimately caused the death of the child.

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 Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Updated July 5, 2017