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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol has sentenced a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man, convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. The sentencing took place on June 24, 2024, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Stanley Richard Wright, age 48, was sentenced to two years and two months federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay $100 as a statutorily required special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Wright was indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by a federal grand jury in February of 2024. He pleaded guilty on March 27, 2024.

Wright was convicted on a federal charge of Sexual Abuse in 2004. He is classified as a Tier III sex offender and is required to register as a sex offender for life. Prior to the charged incident, he last registered with the Sioux Falls Police Department on September 29, 2023, listing an address in Sioux Falls. Shortly thereafter, he left his registered address and no longer resided there. His whereabouts remained unknown until he was arrested on a warrant on November 28, 2023. This violated the requirement that he update his registration to include any change of residence within three business days.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Beau Blouin prosecuted the case.

Wright was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to continue serving his sentence.

Updated June 27, 2024

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