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Allen Man Indicted for Failure to Register

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Allen, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register.

Charles Tallman, a/k/a Charles Lee Longman, age 31, was indicted on October 20, 2015. Tallman appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on May 6, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The charge relates to Tallman failing to register and update his registration as a convicted sex offender between February 24, 2014, and October 20, 2015.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen is prosecuting the case.

Tallman was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated May 12, 2016

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