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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Failure to Register

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on June 27, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Michael Lovejoy, Jr., age 35, was sentenced to 16 months 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.

Lovejoy was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 14, 2018.  He pled guilty on April 30, 2018.

Between May 23, 2017, and September 17, 2017, Lovejoy, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and sex offender by reason of a conviction under state law, did not register as a sex offender or update his sex offender registration to reflect his new address.   

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

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

Updated June 28, 2018

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