United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eden, South Dakota, man convicted of felony child abuse and neglect of a child was sentenced on October 21, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Jeremiah Lynn Renville, Jr., age 39, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Renville, Jr. was indicted for assault resulting in serious bodily injury of a child and felony child abuse and neglect of a child under seven years by a federal grand jury on October 10, 2018.  He pled guilty on May 2, 2019.

According to court filings, on February 13 and 14, 2018, Renville engaged in assaultive and abusive conduct toward a child under the age of three years. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe’s Law Enforcement.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri prosecuted the case.

Renville will surrender to the U.S. Marshal’s Service in late December 2019, to begin serving his federal prison sentence.