United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on September 24, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Kyle Marks, age 29, was sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Marks was indicted for the above charge by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2013. He pled guilty on September 9, 2013.
The charge stems from an incident wherein Marks failed to register as a sex offender from May 2013 to June 11, 2013. He had initially been convicted in federal court in 2004 of abusive sexual contact with a child and was sentenced to prison, as well as being required to register as a sex offender. After release from prison on his underlying charge, he had violations of his court ordered supervision, and remained under the Court’s supervision until this year. While placed at a treatment facility in Rapid City to help him successfully re-integrate into society, Marks absconded in May 2013, and failed to properly maintain his sex offender registry requirements. Marks fled from authorities until he was apprehended on July 16, 2013. This is his second conviction for failing to register as a sex offender.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.
Marks was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.