20-Year Prison Sentence for Agency Village Man Convicted of Sex Offense Involving Children

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Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that an Agency Village, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact was sentenced on July 12, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Kevin Lee Farmer, age 58, was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison, life of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Farmer was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 20, 2020.  He pled guilty on April 12, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from incidents between on or about June 1, 2016, and on or about December 31, 2016, when Farmer knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, sexual contacts with a young female victim.  Farmer, using force, intentional touched, either directly or through the clothing, the victim’s genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, and buttocks. 

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At the time of the sexual contact, Farmer was approximately 54 years old and the victim was under 12 years of age.  The sentencing judge also found that he sexually abused other children.  He is an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe.  Farmer and the victim resided together in the same household. 

This case was investigated by the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Law Enforcement Criminal Investigations Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri prosecuted the case.

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

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