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Winner Man Sentenced on Failure to Register Charge

September 14, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Winner man charged in two separate cases was sentenced on September 11, 2012, on his convictions of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Failure to Pay Legal Child Support Obligations. Burton W. King, age 52, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange and was sentenced to 15 months in custody, 7 years of supervised release, restitution of $50,575.36, and a $110 special assessment. He pled guilty to both counts on July 3, 2012.

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 the failure to register charge, King was previously convicted of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor in 1995. This conviction requires him to register as a sex offender. 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. King became noncompliant after failing to update his registration from 2007 to the present.

This case was investigated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

King was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.



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