United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Ideal, South Dakota, man convicted of one count of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and one count of False Statement was sentenced on January 13, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Loren Running Horse, a/k/a Bo Running Horse, age 43, was sentenced to 24 months in custody on each count, 5 years of supervised release for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, 3 years of supervised release for False Statement, and a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. The sentences and terms of supervised release for each count are to be served concurrently.
Running Horse was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 12, 2013. He pled guilty on October 22, 2013.
On June 6, 1998, Running Horse was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. As a result of his conviction, Running Horse was ordered to register as a sex offender and was aware of his duty to do so. On or about between February 4 and March 4, 2013, Running Horse was living in various locations on Rosebud. During that time he failed to register as a sex offender. Running Horse was apprehended in Todd County on March 4, 2013. On March 5, 2013, Running Horse told a federal officer that he did not begin living on Rosebud until March 4, when in fact knew this statement to be false. Running Horse began living on the Rosebud Reservation on or about January 2, 2013.
This case was investigated by U.S. Marshal Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers prosecuted the case.
Running Horse was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.