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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 January 23, 2013 by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Darrell Bear Robe, age 23, was sentenced to 15 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Bear Robe was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 18, 2012 and pled guilty to the charge on October 29, 2012.

On April 13, 2009 Darrell Bear Robe was convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact. The Court sentenced Bear Robe to 24 months in custody and five years of supervised release and also ordered that he register as a sex offender. Bear Robe began his term of supervised release on July 12, 2010 and absconded from supervised release on June 15, 2011. During the time he absconded from supervised release until he was apprehended in Oregon on May 9, 2012, Bear Robe failed to complete his bi-annual sex offender registration requirement.

The investigation was conducted by the United States Marshal Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

Bear Robe was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015