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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 8, 2016

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on August 30, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Cletis Creek, age 54, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Creek was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 17, 2016.  He pled guilty on June 14, 2016.

Creek was convicted of Sexual Contact with a Person Incapable of Consenting in Sixth Judicial Circuit, Hughes County, South Dakota, in January 2008.  He was sentenced to 4 years in the State Penitentiary.  Creek is required to register quarterly as a sex offender for the rest of his life.  In October 2015, Creek registered with an address in Eagle Butte.   He was to register next in January 2016.  On January 8, 2016, a sex offender registry compliance officer met with Creek and inquired when he would be coming in to register.  Creek became irate and advised the he would not be coming in to register and that he was going to register only once a year.  Creek did not register in January or before the end of April 2016, the end of the next three-month cycle. 

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

Creek was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated September 8, 2016