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Oglala Man Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that an Oglala, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Aric Singing Goose, a/k/a Eric Sharpfish, age 34, was indicted on March 8, 2022.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta L. Wollmann on March 25, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to ten years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, five years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that Singing Goose, a person required to register as a sex offender by reason of conviction under federal law, knowingly failed to register and update his registration.  The allegations include various dates beginning on or about May 27, 2021, and ending on or about December 1, 2021, while living in the District of South Dakota.

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

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

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

Updated March 27, 2022

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