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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Rapid City Man Charged with Failure to Register

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register.

Titus Leading Cloud, age 30, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in a federal prison, a mandatory minimum term of 5 years up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between March 21, 2019, and October 22, 2019, Leading Cloud, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of a conviction under federal law, did knowingly fail to register and update his registration.

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

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

Leading Cloud was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for January 7, 2020. 

Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 7, 2019