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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rapid City Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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 August 15, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jeremy Eagle Bear, age 26, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Eagle Bear was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2016.  He pled guilty on June 7, 2016.

Eagle Bear was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in federal court in January 2014.  He was sentenced to 18 months of custody, followed by 6 years of supervised release.  Eagle Bear is required to register as a sex offender for 25 years following his conviction and to update his registration within three business days of relocating or changing employment.  In October 2015 Eagle Bear registered with an address in Rapid City.   On December 10, 2015, Eagle Bear was to report to the U.S. Probation Office in Pierre, South Dakota, and he failed to do so.  On December 15, 2015, the probation office was unable to locate Eagle Bear at his apartment in Rapid City, and an arrest warrant was issued.  In March 2016, Eagle Bear was found living in Parmelee, South Dakota, and he was arrested.  Eagle Bear did not update his sex offender registration between December 2015 and March 2016.

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.

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

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Violent Crime
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Updated August 16, 2016