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Eagle Butte 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 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.

Joseph Paul Marshall, age 37, was indicted on July 19, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Daneta L. Wollmann on August 8, 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 March 10, 2016, and again between March 20, 2016, and April 10, 2016, Marshall, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, knowingly failed to register and update his registration.

The charges are merely an accusation and Marshall is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

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

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

Updated August 9, 2016

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