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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 1, 2016

Winner Man Sentenced for Aggravated Incest

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Winner, South Dakota, man convicted of Aggravated Incest was sentenced on March 28, 2016 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Clinton Pierce, age 40, was sentenced to 54 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, a $5,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Pierce was indicted for Aggravated Incest by a federal grand jury on July 14, 2015.  He pled guilty on January 7, 2016.

Between September l, 2013, and June 23, 2015, Pierce and the victim were checking cattle together and driving around the family ranch in Todd County, South Dakota.  While in the vehicle, Pierce sexually assaulted the victim, and the sexual touching happened for several minutes.  The victim was under 18 years of age at the time.

This case was investigated by the Division of Criminal Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated April 1, 2016