Mission Man Indicted for Burglary, Sexual Abuse, and Child Abuse
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 28, 2013|
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for aggravated sexual abuse, first-degree burglary, sexual abuse of a minor, and child abuse.
John Menard, age 26, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 28, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; life of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge is merely an accusation, and Menard is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Maher is prosecuting the case.
Menard was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has been set for May 14, 2013.