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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mobridge Man Charged With Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mobridge, South Dakota, man has been charged by Criminal Complaint for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Troy Justin Plenty Chief, age 31, was charged on August 8, 2013, and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on August 15, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Complaint. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a mandatory minimum term of 5 years of supervised release, an additional mandatory minimum of 5 years up to life of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered. 

The charge is merely an accusation, and Plenty Chief is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case. 

Plenty Chief was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015