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Rosebud 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 Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on March 31, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Waldo Patrick War Bonnett, age 45, was sentenced to 18 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
War Bonnett was indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by a federal grand jury on January 15, 2014.  He pled guilty on February 10, 2014.
Between October 14, 2013, and January 9, 2014, War Bonnett, 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, knowingly failed to register and update his registration.  On January 9, 2014, War Bonnett was apprehended on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. 
This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers prosecuted the case.
War Bonnett was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015