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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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court, has sentenced a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. The sentencing took place on April 5, 2024.

Roy Brushbreaker, III, age 29, was sentenced to 22 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Brushbreaker was indicted by a federal grand jury in November of 2023.  He pleaded guilty on January 11, 2024.

Brushbreaker was convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact in 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. In August of 2023, Brushbreaker began a period of supervised release residing in Rapid City and appropriately registered as a sex offender. In October of 2023, Brushbreaker relocated to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and did not thereafter update his registration. He was arrested in Sioux Falls on November 14, 2023. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

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

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

Updated April 12, 2024

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