Sioux Falls Man Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
Damon Clyde Has Horns, age 38, was indicted on March 12, 2019. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 15, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
Has Horns was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse in March 2001. As a result of this conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender. It is alleged that between December 3, 2018, and March 12, 2019, Has Horns, 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 and update his registration.
The charge is merely an accusation and Has Horns is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.
Has Horns was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.