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Aberdeen Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that an Aberdeen, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Jose David Recio, Jr., age 26, was indicted on March 2, 2022.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 7, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, five years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered. 

The Indictment alleges that between on or about December 1, 2021, and February 15, 2022, Recio, who had previously been convicted of a sex crime under State Law, and traveled in interstate commerce, failed to register and update his registration under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The charge is merely an accusation and Recio is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.   

Recio was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which has been set for May 20, 2022.

Updated March 10, 2022

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