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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 24, 2016

St. Francis Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Ennors Abraham Quick Bear, age 28, was indicted on October 12, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 19, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, a mandatory minimum of 5 years up to life of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

On September 26, 2012, Quick Bear was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.  As a result of his conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender.  It is alleged that between August 12, 2016, and September 15, 2016, Quick Bear, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of a conviction under Federal Law, failed to properly register as a sex offender.

The charge is merely an accusation and Quick Bear 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.   

Quick Bear was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated October 24, 2016