United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Dwight Black Spotted Horse, age 28, of Rosebud, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on July 8, 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 October 13, 2006, Black Spotted Horse was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The Court sentenced Black Spotted Horse to 70 months in custody, three years of supervised release, and ordered that he register as a sex offender. He began his term of supervised release on August 27, 2011. Black Spotted Horse absconded from supervised release on April 1, 2013, and failed to register a new address by April 4, 2013, as required by the Sex Offender Notification Act.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for September 30, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.
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