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Rapid City Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on December 9, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Eugene Leon Featherman, age 31, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Featherman was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 14, 2018.  He pled guilty on October 9, 2019.

Featherman was convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact in January 2012. As a result of this conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender for a period of 25 years. Between August 25, 2018, and November 14, 2018, Featherman failed to properly update his registration.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore prosecuted the case.

Featherman was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated December 11, 2019

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