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

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ideal Man Indicted For Failure To Register As A Sex Offender And False Statement

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Ideal, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and False Statement.

Loren Running Horse, age 42, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 12, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 22, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years’ in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; life of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation and Running Horse is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshal Service and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.

Running Horse was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015