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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 23, 2016

Eagle Butte Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

Cletis Creek, age 54, was indicted on May 17, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 19, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The Indictment alleges that between February 1, 2016, and May 17, 2016, Creek, 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, failed to register and update his registration.

The charge is merely an accusation and Creek 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 Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Creek was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated May 23, 2016