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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Failing to Register as Sex Offender

July 3, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte man charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on July 2, 2012, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Kermit Bear Stops, age 50, was sentenced to 21 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Bear Stops was previously convicted of a sex offense that required him to register as a sex offender. Prior to being charged, Bear Stops signed paperwork acknowledging his duty to register as a sex offender. On January 27, 2012, Bear Stops changed his residence and failed to update his sex offender registration as required by law. He pled guilty to an Information on April 12, 2012.

Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.

Bear Stops was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal to begin serving his sentence.



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