United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
Eugene Featherman, age 25, was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 17, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 24, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, a term of supervised release of at least 5 years up to life, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The indictment alleges that on or about between June 13, 2013, and September 17, 2013, Featherman, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of a conviction under federal law, knowingly failed to register and update his registration.
The charge is merely an accusation and Featherman is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.
Featherman was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.