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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 7, 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 July 29, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Denver Spotted Horse, age 31, was sentenced to 24 months of custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
         
Spotted Horse was indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by a federal grand jury on March 11, 2014. He pled guilty to the Indictment on May 12, 2014.
         
Spotted Horse had a prior sexual assault conviction in Minnesota and knew that under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act he needed to register his new address if he moved into, entered, or resided in Indian country. Between July 1, 2013, and March 11, 2014, Spotted Horse was living near Eagle Butte on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation and he knowingly failed to register and update his registration.
         
This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.
         
Spotted Horse was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.


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