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Eagle Butte Man Charged with Failure to Register

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

KT Burgee, a/k/a, Kape Teal Burgee, age 24, was indicted on December 11, 2018. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 28, 2018, 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, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between September 18, 2016, and October 11, 2018, Burgee, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of a conviction under state law, having traveled in interstate and foreign commerce, and did enter, leave, and reside in Indian country, did knowingly fail to register and update his registration.

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

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

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

Updated January 29, 2019