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South Sioux City Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

June 3, 2013

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Louis Saunsoci, age 34 of South Sioux City, Nebraska, was sentenced for failing to register as a sex offender.  The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Saunsoci to 21 months in prison.  After his release from prison Saunsoci will begin a 5 year term of supervised release.   

Saunsoci was previously convicted in federal court in Oklahoma for Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child.  He received a 21 month sentence and was required to register as a sex offender.  Saunsoci moved to Nebraska and registered with the Omaha Tribe as a sex offender listing a residence in Macy, Nebraska.  While registered as a sex offender in Macy, Saunsoci was actually living in South Sioux City, Nebraska.  He failed to register his South Sioux City address with the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry as required by law.

The case was prosecuted as a part of Project Safe Childhood.  Project Safe Childhood is an initiative of the United States Department of Justice designed to protect children from individuals who would exploit them online or offline and includes individuals who travel in interstate commerce and fail to register as sex offenders as required by law.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit


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