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Rapid City Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on October 5, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Louis Andrew Rabbitt, Jr., age 40, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Rabbitt was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 16, 2019.  He pled guilty on July 29, 2021. 

Rabbitt was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in August 2001.  As a result of this conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender. On July 19, 2019, Rabbitt began a period of supervised release and initially registered at a residence in Rapid City.  Rabbitt subsequently moved from his registered address, and failed to update his sex offender registration.  An arrest warrant was subsequently issued and on April 1, 2021, Rabbitt was arrested in Mission, South Dakota.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated October 7, 2021

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