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

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Rapid City Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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 as a Sex Offender.

Troy Sampson, age 40, was indicted on March 20, 2018. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 23, 2018, 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, up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or between December 1, 2017, and January 20, 2018, Sampson, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, did fail to register and update his registration.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

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

Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 27, 2018