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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 Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on March 26, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Garrett Alan Heck, age 23, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Heck was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 11, 2018.  He pled guilty on January 23, 2019.

Heck was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse in July 2012.  As a result of this conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender.  It is alleged that between April 27, 2018, and July 2018, Heck, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act and a sex offender by reason of conviction under Federal Law, failed to properly register as a sex offender.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore prosecuted the case.

Heck was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated March 30, 2019

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