Kyle Man sentenced for abusive sexual contact of a child

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U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Kyle, S.D. man convicted of two counts of abusive sexual contact was sentenced on Sept. 5, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Darrell Janis, age 58, was sentenced to 8 years in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Janis was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2016. He was subsequently found guilty following a trial in Federal District Court in Rapid City on May 11, 2017.

The conviction stems from Janis using force to have sexual contact with a child, who was between the ages of 12 and 16, on Dec. 11, 2015, in Kyle.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

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

Information from the U.S. Department of Justice

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