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Rapid City Man Sentenced for failing to register as a sex offender

July 15, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on July 10, 2013, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court. 

Wilbur Toledo Flute, age 39, was sentenced to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Flute was indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by a federal grand jury on March 19, 2013.  From November 28, 2012, to February 27, 2013, Flute failed to update his sexual offender registration as required.  He pled guilty to the charge on April 12, 2013.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

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



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