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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 6, 2017

Mobridge Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mobridge, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Rene DeLeon, Jr., age 41, was indicted on August 22, 2017.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 6, 2017, 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, a mandatory minimum of 5 years of supervised release, and up to $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between March 1, 2014, and April 14, 2014, as well as between October 1, 2015, and February 28, 2016, DeLeon, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of a conviction for sexual assault of a child, knowingly failed to register and update his registration.

The charges are merely accusations and DeLeon is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

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

DeLeon was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated October 6, 2017