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

Odell Thomas Goodshield, Jr., age 56, was indicted on February 17, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 8, 2016, 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, a mandatory minimum of 5 years up to life of supervised release, and a $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

It is alleged that between January 6, 2016, and January 28, 2016, Goodshield, 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, failed to properly register as a sex offender in Pennington County and elsewhere.  On June 14, 1999, Goodshield was sentenced to 188 months in federal custody for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor, and as a result of this conviction, he is required to 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 U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson 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.

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Updated March 16, 2016