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

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mission Man Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Johnny Lunderman, a/k/a Johnny Iron Horse, age 30, of Mission, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on March 19, 2013 and pled guilty to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; life of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment.

The Defendant was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor on September 8, 2009. The Court sentenced Lunderman to 40 months’ imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release and also ordered that he must register as a sex offender. On January 9, 2012, Lunderman began his term of supervised release. It was determined on December 12, 2012 that Lunderman was not living at the home in which he had registered in Rapid City. On February 3, 2013 Lunderman was arrested near the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshal Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for June 3, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015