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Pine Ridge 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 Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Orville Red Feather, age 43, was indicted on March 22, 2016.  Red Feather appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on April 1, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The charge relates to Red Feather failing to register and update his registration as a convicted sex offender between January 1, 2016, and March 22, 2016, at Rapid City.

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

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

Red Feather was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for June 7, 2016.


Updated April 7, 2016