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Lower Brule Man Charged With Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

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

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

Johnny Lunderman, age 31, was indicted on November 13, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 18, 2014, 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, at least 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

Lunderman was previously convicted of a sex offense that required him to register as a sex offender, and he signed paperwork acknowledging that requirement. The Indictment alleges that between October 7, 2014, and October 17, 2014, Lunderman moved and failed to change and update his sex offender registration as required by law.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.   

Lunderman was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  No trial date has been set.

Updated June 22, 2015