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

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Parmalee Man Charged With Failure To Register

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmalee, South Dakota, man was indicted by a federal grand jury for not updating his sexual offender registration as required.

Richard Wolf Guts, age 28, was indicted on July 23, 2013, for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on August 2, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.  The charge is merely an accusation and Wolf Guts is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case. 

Wolf Guts was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015