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Norris 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 Norris, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on May 15, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Arnold Eagle Bear, Jr., age 34, was sentenced to 15 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Eagle Bear was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 16, 2016. He pled guilty on March 13, 2017.

Eagle Bear was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in September 2014. As a result of this conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender. Eagle Bear was released from custody on June 10, 2016, and began supervised release. He initially registered as a sex offender, but then absconded from supervision and did not update his registration.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated May 17, 2017

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