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Sisseton Man Sentenced to Nearly 16 Years for Abusive Sexual Contact

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sisseton, South Dakota, man convicted of abusive sexual contact was sentenced on December 4, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. 

David Wayne Carper, age 53, was sentenced to 188 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, between on or about January 2017 and January 2018, Carper knowingly engaged in and attempted to engage in sexual contact with the victim, that is, sexual contact by using force.  Carper had the intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, and degrade the victim and engaged in such sexual contact to arouse and gratify his sexual desires.  At the time of the sexual contact, Carper had at least one prior sex offense conviction. 

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri prosecuted the case.   

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

Updated December 6, 2019