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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.

Jason Kimmel, age 42, was sentenced to two years and three 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.

Kimmel was indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by a federal grand jury in November of 2023. He pleaded guilty on January 11, 2024.

Kimmel was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor on December 12, 2005. As a result of this conviction, Kimmel is required to register pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. On August 10, 2023, Kimmel registered with the Rapid City Police Department, providing an address in Rapid City as his residence. Kimmel left his registered address on August 28, 2023, and did not update his residence as required. Kimmel remained unregistered until he was arrested in Sioux Falls on September 16, 2023.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Sioux Falls Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Abby Roesler prosecuted the case.

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

Updated April 15, 2024

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