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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Fort Thompson Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Jordan Traversie, age 27, was indicted on January 17, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 22, 2018, 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 October 23, 2017, and November 1, 2017, Traversie, 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 Traversie 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.   

Traversie was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which has not been set.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
Project Safe Childhood
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Updated January 25, 2018