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Parmelee 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 Parmelee, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on November 22, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

William Henry Horse Looking, age 40, was sentenced to two months in federal prison, six months of home confinement, five years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Horse Looking was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 9, 2021.  He pled guilty on November 22, 2021.

Between October 20, 2020, and January 6, 2021, Horse Looking, 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 and update his registration.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.

Horse Looking was ordered to self-surrender to the U.S. Marshals Service in Pierre, South Dakota, by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Updated November 23, 2021