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Mobridge Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

ABERDEEN - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann has sentenced a Mobridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. The sentencing took place on June 10, 2024.

Brandon James Noisy Hawk, age 42, was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison, followed by  five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Noisy Hawk was indicted by a federal grand jury in January of 2024. He pleaded guilty on March 18, 2024.

Noisy Hawk is required to register as a sex offender under federal law for sexually abusing a 13-year-old-girl. This is his fourth conviction for failure to register as a sex offender. Following his last release from prison, Noisy Hawk registered a primary residence with the Mobridge Police Department. Noisy Hawk failed to verify his address as required in October of 2023 and moved out of his home in November of 2023. Noisy Hawk only updated his address following his arrest on state charges on December 4, 2023.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl Thunem prosecuted the case.

Noisy Hawk was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 15, 2024

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