United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on March 31, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Eugene Featherman, age 25, was sentenced to 13 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Featherman was indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by a federal grand jury on September 17, 2013. He pled guilty on February 10, 2014.
The conviction relates to a period of time between June 13, 2013, and December 18, 2013, when 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.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers prosecuted the case.
Featherman was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.