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

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on August 7, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Patrick Black Spotted Horse, age 29, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison, 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 May 15, 2018.  He pled guilty on June 12, 2018.

Black Spotted Horse was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in March 2010.  As a result of this conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender.  Between 2013 and 2017, Black Spotted Horse was convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender on three separate occasions.  In January 2018, Black Spotted Horse was released from custody and began a period of supervised release.  He initially registered and resided at a residence in Rapid City.  In March 2018, he moved from his registered address, but did not update his registration.  An arrest warrant was subsequently issued and on May 4, 2018, Black Spotted Horse was located at a residence in Norris, South Dakota, and was arrested.

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 August 8, 2018

Topic
Project Safe Childhood