United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota man charged with aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact was sentenced on April 11, 2012 by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Clarence Jeffrey Smith, a/k/a Jeffrey Clarence Smith, age 30, was sentenced to a total of 30 years in custody, a lifetime of supervised release, a $200 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund, and restitution to be determined at a later hearing.
Smith’s guilty pleas resulted from his sexual abuse of several children from the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.
In the first case, Smith was indicted by a federal grand jury for aggravated sexual abuse on June 7, 2011. He pled guilty to the charge on January 18, 2012. The charge stems from an incident that occurred on or between August 14, 1998 and August 13, 1999, when Smith sexually abused the victim and restrained the victim, who attempted to flee.
In the second case, Smith was indicted by a federal grand jury for abusive sexual contact on June 22, 2011, and he pled guilty to the charge on January 18, 2012. The charge stems from an incident that took place on May 20, 2011, when he sexually abused a small child.
The investigations were conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the South Dakota Forensic Laboratory. The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Marie H. Ruettgers and Tim Maher.
Smith was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service.