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Sisseton Man Sentenced to 13 Years for Sexual Abuse

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sisseton, South Dakota, man was sentenced on December 27, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Brendon Javon Jacob Rodlund, age 30, was sentenced to 157 months in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

According to court documents, April 30 and May 1, 2016, Rodlund knowingly engaged in a sexual act with a juvenile victim, while the victim was physically incapable of declining participation in and communicating her unwillingness to engage in the sexual act.  Rodlund knew the victim was incapacitated.  During the investigation of this sexual assault, Rodlund also lied under oath to the U.S. District Judge while testifying at a federal court hearing involving the victim and others.  Rodlund’s untruthful testimony was used to enhance his sentence for the sexual assault of the victim. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy Jehangiri prosecuted the case.       

Rodlund was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated December 30, 2019