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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 Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on June 21, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Daniel Red Horse, Jr., age 45, was sentenced to 24 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Red Horse was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 15, 2016.  He pled guilty on April 26, 2016.

Red Horse was convicted in federal court in 1990 for Sexual Abuse of a Minor, and in 2012 for Sexual Contact.  Red Horse was released from custody in August 2013.  He is required to register as a sex offender and to update his registration within three business days of relocating or changing employment.  The current conviction stemmed from Red Horse moving out of his residence in Rapid City, returning to the Cheyenne River Reservation, and failing to update his registration.  Red Horse had not registered during the nearly six weeks he was on absconder status from supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

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

Updated June 23, 2016

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