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South Dakota 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 Karen E. Schreier has sentenced a South Dakota man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. The sentencing took place on February 9, 2024, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Wyatt White Eyes, age 27, was sentenced to 21 months in 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.

White Eyes was indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by a federal grand jury in June of 2023. He pleaded on November 29, 2023.

According to court documents, White Eyes knew he was required to register as a sex offender for 25 years following a 2020 conviction for Solicitation of a Minor in July of 2020. He left his residence in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and moved to Aurora, Missouri, on November 26, 2022.  He knowingly and intentionally did not register at any address after he left the Sioux Falls residence until he was arrested in Missouri on March 15, 2023.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Connie Larson prosecuted the case.

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 https://www.justice.gov/psc.

White Eyes was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated February 15, 2024

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Project Safe Childhood