Little Eagle Man Charged With Failure To Register As A Sex Offender
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
Adrian Spotted Horse, age 35, was indicted on January 13, 2015. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on January 16, 2015, 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, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that between August 26, 2014, and November 17, 2014, Spotted Horse, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of a conviction under federal law, knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by law.
The charge is merely an accusation and Spotted Horse 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.
Spotted Horse was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.