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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Rosebud Man Sentenced For Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on June 30, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Phillip Little Hoop, age 32, was sentenced to 10 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
         
Little Hoop was indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by a federal grand jury on January 15, 2014.  He pled guilty to the charge on April 1, 2014.
         
The conviction relates to a period of time between September 1, 2013, and January 24, 2014, when Little Hoop, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of a conviction under federal law, failed to update his registration.
         
This case was investigated by U.S. Marshals Service and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers prosecuted the case.
         
Little Hoop was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015