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Rosebud Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

June 2, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on June 2, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Keith Sun Bear, age 36, was sentenced to nine months in custody, five years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

In June 2002, Sun Bear was convicted in United States District Court of Sexual Abuse of a Minor, and as part of his sentence, the court ordered that he must register as a sex offender. Between approximately April 1, 2007, and August 31, 2009, Sun Bear failed to register as a sex offender while he lived on the Rosebud Reservation. Sun Bear was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 14, 2011. Sun Bear pled guilty to the charge on March 15, 2011.

The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case. Sun Bear was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.



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