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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

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 January 6, 2022, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Roy Brushbreaker, III, age 27, was sentenced to time served through April, 25, 2022, equal to approximately nine 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.

Brushbreaker was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 19, 2021.  He pled guilty on September 30, 2021.

Brushbreaker was convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact in April 2019.   As a result of this conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender and to update his registration within three business days of relocation or changing employment.  On May 10, 2021, Brushbreaker moved out of his registered address in Rapid City and thereafter failed to update his registration. His whereabouts were unknown until he was arrested in Rapid City on July 22, 2021.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated January 7, 2022

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