United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Norris, South Dakota, man charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on October 4, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. David Eagle Bear, age 28, was sentenced to 27 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.
Eagle Bear was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 10, 2011, and pled guilty to the charge on July 7, 2011.
Eagle Bear was convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact in August 2008. The Court sentenced Eagle Bear to 36 months’ imprisonment and also ordered that he register bi-annually as a sex offender. After Eagle Bear was released from prison, he went to the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and did not register as a sex offender from approximately March 5, 2011, to April 7, 2011.
This case was investigated by the United States Marshal's Service and Rosebud Law Enforcement Services. Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.
Eagle Bear was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal.