Eagle Butte Man Charged With Failure To Register As A Sex Offender
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Albert Spotted Bear, age 55, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2013 for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Spotted Bear appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 20, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; a mandatory minimum period of 5 years of supervised release and an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $100 special assessment may also be ordered. The charge is merely an accusation, and Spotted Bear is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case. Spotted Bear was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.