Lake Andes man indicted on 14 counts of child sexual offenses

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U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Lake Andes, S.D. man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 14 counts of sexual abuse offenses involving children.

Quentin Peter Bruguier Jr., a/k/a “JB,” age 54, was indicted on Oct. 11. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on Oct. 19 and pleaded not guilty to the indictment.

For the most serious offenses, the maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years and up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

According to the indictment, between 1989 and 2016, Bruguier engaged in sexual acts with children. The charges are merely accusations and Bruguier is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.
Bruguier is currently detained. A trial date has been set for Dec. 26.

Information from the U.S. Department of Justice

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