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Sioux Falls 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 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on March 25, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Cletus Gerald Williams, III, a/k/a C.J. Williams, 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.

Williams was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 10, 2019.  He pled guilty on January 15, 2020.

Williams was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in April 2017.  As a result of this conviction, he is required to update his registration within three business days of relocation or changing employment.  Between September 23, 2019, and October 27, 2019, Williams failed to properly register as a sex offender and update his registration.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated March 26, 2020

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