United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, 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. Lionel Roubideaux, age 48, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.
Roubideaux was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 12, 2011. He pled guilty to the charge on July 21, 2011.
Roubideaux was required to register as a sex offender as a result of a 1987 federal conviction for Aggravated Sexual Abuse. At that time, the Court sentenced Roubideaux to 30 years’ imprisonment and also ordered that he register as a sex offender. Roubideaux was required to register quarterly in the months of July, October, January, and April. Roubideaux did not register as a sex offender in October 2010 as required.
This case was investigated by the United States Marshal's Service and Rosebud Law Enforcement Services. Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers prosecuted the case.
Roubideaux was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal.