RAPID CITY – United States Legal professional Alison J. Ramsdell introduced right now that U.S. District Decide Karen E. Schreier has sentenced an Oglala, South Dakota, man convicted of Aiding and Abetting Kidnapping, and Aiding and Abetting Interstate Home Violence. The sentencing occurred on February 10, 2023.
Dustin Sierra, a/ok/a Dustin Sierro, 38, was sentenced to 10 years and one month in federal jail for Aiding and Abetting Kidnapping, and 10 years in federal jail to for Aiding and Abetting Interstate Home Violence. Each sentences had been ordered to run concurrently. Sierra was ordered to serve 5 years of supervised launch for the Aiding and Abetting Kidnapping cost and three years on the Aiding and Abetting Interstate Home Violence cost, to run concurrently. He was additionally ordered to pay $200 in particular assessments to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Sierra was indicted for the costs by a federal grand jury in August of 2019. He was discovered responsible following a federal jury trial in Speedy Metropolis in October of 2022. Additionally indicted with Dustin Sierra was his brother, Jesse Sierra, who was additionally convicted of assorted offenses arising out of the identical occasion.
The convictions associated to Dustin Sierra and his brother, Jesse Sierra, touring to the feminine sufferer’s place of employment in July of 2019 and convincing her to depart with them. When Dustin Sierra started driving the feminine to the Pine Ridge Reservation, Jesse Sierra wrapped his arm round her neck and strangled her till she grew to become unconscious. Every time the feminine regained consciousness, Jesse Sierra strangled her once more. Between July 13, 2019, and July 17, 2019, Jesse Sierra took the feminine to quite a lot of areas on the Pine Ridge Reservation towards her will. Jesse inflicted a number of bodily and sexual assaults upon the feminine through the time he held her towards her will. Round July 17, 2019, Dustin Sierra drove Jesse Sierra and the feminine to Chadron, Nebraska. Jesse Sierra then hid her in a motel in Crawford, Nebraska. On July 21, 2019, Jesse dropped her off on the emergency room in Chadron. Native, state, and federal regulation enforcement businesses looked for the sufferer from July 14, 2019, till she was situated on the Chadron hospital on July 21, 2019.
This case was investigated by the FBI, Speedy Metropolis Police Division, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oglala Sioux Tribe Division of Public Security, Pennington County Sheriff’s Workplace, Field Elder Police Division, Dawes County Sheriff’s Workplace, Chadron Police Division, and the Nebraska State Patrol. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Heather Sazama and Kelsey Blair prosecuted the case.
Sierra was instantly remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.