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Oglala 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 Alison J. Ramsdell announced that an Oglala, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on August 15, 2022, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Aric Singing Goose, a/k/a Eric Sharpfish, age 34, was sentenced to seven 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.

Singing Goose was indicted by a federal grand jury in March of 2022.  He pled guilty on May 26, 2022. 

Singing Goose was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in July 2009.  As a result of this conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender and to update his registration within three business days of relocation or changing employment.  Between June 4, 2021, and August 17, 202, Singing Goose failed to properly register as a sex offender and update his registration.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Abby Roesler prosecuted the case.

Singing Goose was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated August 18, 2022

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