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Rosebud Man Indicted for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

February 22, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for failing to register as a convicted sex offender in Todd County between April 2007 and August 2009.

Keith Sun Bear, age 36, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 8, 2011, for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 22, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; up to three years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment. Restitution may also be ordered. The charge is merely an accusation, and Sun Bear is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the United States Marshal’s Service. Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case. Sun Bear was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has been set for April 12, 2011.

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