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Fort Thompson Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on November 28, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jordan Traversie, age 26, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Traversie was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 19, 2016.  He pled guilty on September 14, 2016.

The conviction stemmed from an incident wherein Traversie failed to register as a sex offender from June 1, 2016, and June 14, 2016.  Traversie was initially convicted in federal court in 2014 for Sexual Abuse of a Minor and was sentenced to 18 months of custody, as well as being required to register as a sex offender.  After being released from prison, he updated his registration several time as required.  But on Mother’s Day weekend 2016, he went to Sioux Falls to visit his mother, and was told by his probation officer that if he planned on staying in Sioux Falls, he would need to register an address. Traversie understood his requirement, stayed in Sioux Falls but did not register.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

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

Updated December 12, 2016

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