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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, July 2, 2016

La Plant Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a La Plant, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Elliot Little Bear, age 52, was indicted on June 14, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 29, 2016, 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, up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between July 1, 2011, and June 14, 2016, Little Bear, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, failed to register and update his registration.

The charge is merely an accusation and Little Bear is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay P. Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Little Bear was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  Trial has been set for August 16, 2016.

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Updated July 2, 2016