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St. Francis Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

June 17, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Koty Arcoren, age 21, of St. Francis, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on June 13, 2013 and pled guilty to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; life of supervised release; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

On February 28, 2011, Arcoren was convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact. The Court sentenced Arcoren to 31 months in custody, seven years of supervised release, and was ordered to register as a sex offender.

Arcoren began his term of supervised release and absconded from his release on April 12, 2013. During the time he absconded from supervised release until he was apprehended in Todd County on April 29, 2013, he failed to complete his bi-annual sex offender registration requirement.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for September 9, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.



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