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

Monday, June 9, 2014

Oglala Man Charged With Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Oglala, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Aric Singing Goose, age 26, was indicted on April 22, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on May 23, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, a mandatory minimum period of at least 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between January 21, 2014, and February 21, 2014, Singing Goose knowingly failed to register and update his registration.

The charge is merely an accusation and Singing Goose is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.

Singing Goose was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has been set for July 29, 2014.

Updated June 22, 2015