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Rosebud Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on October 7, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jesse James Leader Charge, age 24, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Leader Charge was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 23, 2019.  He pled guilty on July 15, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on January 1, 2017, in Fairground Housing in Rosebud.  On that date, Leader Charge was consuming alcoholic beverages and socializing with the 15-year-old victim at her house, unbeknownst to the adults at the house.  The victim was found unconscious, and Leader Charge was found squatting over the victim’s body with his hand between her thighs. He stood up and left the house when an adult came into the room and told him to leave.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore prosecuted the case.

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

Updated October 10, 2019

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