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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 6, 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 October 3, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Johnny Lunderman, age 33, was sentenced to 15 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Lunderman was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 17, 2016.  He pled guilty on August 8, 2016.

Lunderman was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in federal court in August 2009.  He was sentenced to 40 months of custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release.  Lunderman is required to register as a sex offender and to update his registration within three business days of relocating or changing employment.  In December 2015, Lunderman registered with an address in Rapid City.  On April 3, 2016, Lunderman was arrested in Jackson County, South Dakota, and charged with Driving Under the Influence.  He was subsequently released on bond, and a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.  On April 7, 2016, a Rapid City police officer conducted a compliance check at Lunderman’s address and discovered he no longer resided there.  On April 20, 2016, Lunderman was arrested in Kyle, South Dakota, without incident.  Lunderman did not update his sex offender registration between April 4, 2016, and April 20, 2016, as required by law.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

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

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Updated October 6, 2016