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Redwood Falls woman sentenced for assault of vulnerable adult

A Redwood Falls woman, Sharia Lynn Rousseau, age 28, was sentenced in Redwood County District Court last week for assaulting a vulnerable adult, and for drug offenses.

According to court documents, on Oct. 23, 2019, Redwood Falls police officers arrived at a residence on the report of an assault. Officers noted visible injuries on her face, including bruises and swelling.

In later interviews with law enforcement at the hospital, the victim — who officers knew was a vulnerable adult — claimed she had been assaulted repeatedly over several days by Rousseau and the man she was living. She claimed Rousseau and the male would not let her leave for fear they would get in trouble if people saw the victim’s bruises.

Law enforcement got a search warrent and returned to the residence of the alleged assaulters, and found a variety of illegal drugs and paraphernalia. Rousseau was transported to the Redwood County Law Enforcement Center, where testing showed she had methamphetamine, amphetamine, THC, and alcohol in her system.

On March 15, Sharia Lynn Rousseau was sentenced on assault and drug offense charges to a total of 90 days local confinement with credit for 56 days time served, two years supervised probation, fees and fines of $150.



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