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Winner Man Pleads Guilty to Failure to Register and Failure to Pay Child Support

July 10, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Burton W. King, age 52, of Winner, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on July 3, 2012, and pled guilty to a Superseding Information that charged him with Failure to Pay Legal Child Support Obligations. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 6 months’ imprisonment, a $5,000 fine, or both, and restitution.

King also plead guilty to an Indictment in an additional case charging him with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. The maximum penalty upon this conviction is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both.

From April 1, 1997, and continuing to the present, King, who resides in a different state with respect to his minor children who reside in South Dakota, failed to pay past due support obligations as ordered by the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Tripp County, South Dakota, and the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Pennington County, South Dakota, which are in amounts greater than $5,000 each.

Regarding his plea to the failure to register charge, King signed initial paperwork acknowledging his duty to register as a sex offender in January 2001. He signed and/or updated his registration an additional 23 times until his last registration in Wyoming in August 2006.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for September 12, 2012. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.



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