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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 24, 2021

Eagle Butte Man Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for two counts of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Charles Moran, age 43, was indicted on May 11, 2021.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 18, 2021, 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 on each count.  Restitution may also be ordered.

Moran was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in December 1997.  As a result of this conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender.  The Indictment alleges that between March 20, 2021, and March 31, 2021, and again between November 18, 2020, and February 21, 2021, Moran, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of conviction under Federal Law, failed to properly register as a sex offender and update his registration.

The charges are merely accusations and Moran is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

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

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

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Project Safe Childhood
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated May 24, 2021