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

Monday, September 29, 2014

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on September 22, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Seth Carter, age 20, was sentenced to 10 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Carter was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 12, 2014.  He pled guilty on June 30, 2014.

The conviction stems from an incident wherein Carter failed to register as a sex offender between December 4, 2013, and February 12, 2014.  He had previously been convicted of Attempted Rape in the Fourth Degree in the Sixth Circuit District Court, Stanley County, South Dakota, which requires him to register as a sex offender.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.
Carter was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015