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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 26, 2016

Lower Brule Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on September 26, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

David George Flute, III, age 26, was sentenced to 33 months in custody, 5 years of Supervised Release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Flute was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 17, 2016.  He pled guilty on August 2, 2016.

The conviction stemmed from Flute failing to register as a sex offender between December 18, 2015 and May 11, 2016.  This is Flute’s third federal conviction for failing to register as required by law.

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

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

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Updated September 26, 2016