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Man gets three years for shaking baby

A Lake Andes man has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for shaking and seriously injuring a baby. Jerrad Clairmont, 20, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier on July 9 of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, a Class 3 ...

A Lake Andes man has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for shaking and seriously injuring a baby.

Jerrad Clairmont, 20, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier on July 9 of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, a Class 3 felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

A press release from U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons said that in Wagner on April 5, 2017, Clairmont shook the then-four-month-old victim, who had to be put on life support due to the severe head, brain and eye trauma he sustained.

The case was investigated by the Yankton Sioux Tribe's Law Enforcement and the FBI and eventually prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri.

Clairmont remained in custody pending court proceedings, serving an additional three months in tribal custody before sentencing.

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Clairmont will be supervised for two years after his release from prison, and he was ordered by the court to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

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