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Mission Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on February 16, 2016, by U.S. District Court Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Richard Peneaux, age 22, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Peneaux was indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by a federal grand jury on August 11, 2015.  He pled guilty on December 2, 2015.

On March 4, 2014, Peneaux pled guilty to Sexual Abuse of Minor, requiring him to register as a sex offender.  Between June 13, 2015, and August 11, 2015, Peneaux, 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, failed to properly register as a sex offender in Pennington County and elsewhere.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson prosecuted the case.

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

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Updated February 17, 2016