U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Ft. Thompson man charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on November 28, 2011, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. David George Flute, III, age 21, was sentenced to 24 months in custody and 5 years of supervised release.
Flute was indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2011. On September 7, 2011, he pled guilty to the indictment.
Flute was previously convicted of a sex offense that required him to register as a sex offender. He signed paperwork acknowledging his duty to register as a sex offender on seven occasions, the last being on February 7, 2011. On May 6, 2011, Flute absconded and failed to change and update his sex offender registration as required.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.
Flute was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal to begin serving his sentence.