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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 8, 2014

Rosebud Man Sentenced For Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on December 1, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Patrick Black Spotted Horse, age 25, was sentenced to 15 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Black Spotted Horse was indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by a federal grand jury on August 19, 2014. He pled guilty to the Indictment on September 22, 2014.

Black Spotted Horse had a prior sexual assault conviction in federal court in South Dakota and knew that under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, he needed to properly register and update his registration. On July 12, 2014, Black Spotted Horse absconded from his residence in Rapid City and failed to return. He was apprehended on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation on July 31, 2014, and arrested on outstanding tribal warrants. From the time he absconded from his Rapid City residence until he was apprehended on the Rosebud Reservation, Black Spotted Horse knowingly failed to register and update his registration.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.

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


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