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Parmelee Man Charged 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 Parmelee, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Odell Goodshield, Jr., age 58, was indicted on October 17, 2017.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 25, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

Goodshield was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor in June 1999.  As a result of this conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender.  It is alleged that between May 26, 2017, and June 13, 2017, as well as between, July 5, 2017, and September 20, 2017, Goodshield, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of conviction under federal law, failed to properly register as a sex offender.

The charge is merely an accusation and Goodshield is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel C. Nelson is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated October 27, 2017

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