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North Dakota Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Bismarck, North Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on March 22, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Dorian Lester, age 24, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

An Information was filed on January 20, 2021.  Lester pled guilty on January 22, 2021.

The conviction stems from Lester failing to register as a sex offender as required by federal law between August 7, 2020, and November 3, 2020.  Lester, who had previously been convicted of a sex offense in federal court, was classified as a Tier III sex offender which requires him to register for the rest of his life.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

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

Updated March 29, 2021

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