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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 January 31, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.


Patrick Black Spotted Horse, age 27, was sentenced to 18 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.


Black Spotted Horse was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 21, 2016. He pled guilty on November 8, 2016.


Black Spotted Horse was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in federal court in March 2010, and sentenced to 40 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release. 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 relocating or changing employment. In October 2015, Black Spotted Horse updated his registration using an address in Rapid City. In December 2015, Black Spotted Horse absconded from supervised release, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Black Spotted horse did not update his sex offender registration between December 3, 2015, and January 20, 2016, as required by law.


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


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

Updated February 4, 2017

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