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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.

Kimo Little Bird, age 34, was indicted on September 13, 2016. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on September 20, 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, a mandatory minimum period of 5 years up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between July 1, 2016, and August 11, 2016, Little Bird, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, knowingly failed to register and update his registration.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

Little Bird was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which has been set for November 29, 2016.

Updated September 22, 2016

Indian Country Law and Justice