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

Friday, March 1, 2013

St. Francis Man Indicted For Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

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

Patrick Black Spotted Horse, age 23, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 16, 2013. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 22, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years’ in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; life of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation and Black Spotted Horse is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshal Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.

Black Spotted Horse was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015