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Red Scaffold Man Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Red Scaffold, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Daniel Red Horse, Jr., age 52, was indicted in August of 2022. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 23, 2022, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, a mandatory minimum period of supervised release of at least five years, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between May 2, 2022, and June 3, 2022, Red Horse Jr., a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of a conviction under Federal Law, did knowingly fail to register and update his registration.

The charge is merely an accusation and Red Horse Jr. is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Red Horse Jr. was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated April 19, 2023

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