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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Winner Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact With a Child

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Winner, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact With a Child was sentenced on April 11, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Joseph Edward Cordier, age 39, was sentenced to 60 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Cordier was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2016. He pled guilty on January 24, 2017.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred between June 19, 2007, and June 19, 2009, wherein Cordier sexually assaulted a child who was between five and six years old. The incident occurred in Winner Tribal Housing in Tripp County.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated April 20, 2017