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Rosebud Man Sentenced for Failure to Register

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court, has sentenced a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. The sentencing took place on February 28, 2023.

Damon Has Horns, age 41, was sentenced to two years and eight months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Has Horns was indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by a federal grand jury in March of 2022. He pleaded guilty on November 21, 2022.

Has Horns was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse on June 20, 2001. As a result of this conviction, Has Horns is required to register as a sex offender and update his registration within three business days of relocation or changing employment or student status. Has Horns last registered in June of 2022, providing an address in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Has Horns failed to pay rent in September and the locks to his apartment were changed on October 1, 2022. Has Horns’ whereabouts were unknown until he was arrested on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation on June 18, 2022.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

This case was investigated by U.S. Marshals Service and Sioux Falls Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Abby Roesler prosecuted the case.

Has Horns was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.



Updated March 2, 2023

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