RAPID CITY – United States Lawyer Alison J. Ramsdell introduced as we speak that U.S. District Choose Karen E. Schreier has sentenced an Oglala, South Dakota, man convicted of Kidnapping, Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Power, Interstate Home Violence, Assault Leading to Severe Bodily Damage, and Assault by Strangulation of a Courting Accomplice. The sentencing came about on February 10, 2023.
Jesse Sierra, a/ok/a Jesse Sierro, 37, was sentenced to Life imprisonment for Kidnapping and Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Power. Sierra was additionally sentenced to 10 years in federal jail on the convictions for Interstate Home Violence, Assault Leading to Severe Bodily Damage, and Assault by Strangulation of a Courting Accomplice. Every of the sentences was ordered to run concurrently. He was additionally ordered to pay $500 in particular assessments to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and $8,395.79 in restitution.
Sierra was indicted for the fees 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 Jesse Sierra was his brother, Dustin Sierra, who was additionally convicted of assorted offenses arising out of the identical occasion.
The convictions associated to Jesse Sierra and his brother, Dustin Sierra, touring to the feminine sufferer’s place of employment in July of 2019 and convincing her to go away 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 places on the Pine Ridge Reservation in opposition to her will. Jesse inflicted a number of bodily and sexual assaults upon the feminine in the course of the time he held her in opposition to 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 companies 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.