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Rapid City Man Indicted for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender.

Gary Lewis Halfe, a/k/a Gary Redstone, age 66, was indicted in August of 2020. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on October 19, 2022, 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 minimum of five years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

Between February 2020 and May 2020, in Rapid City, Halfe failed to register as a sex offender as required of him under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the United States Marshal Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson is prosecuting the case. 

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

Updated October 20, 2022