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

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

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.

Israel Left Hand Bull, age 33, was indicted on October 17, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 25, 2017, 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, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

Left Hand Bull was convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact in January 2012.  As a result of this conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender.  It is alleged that between August 20, 2017, and September 20, 2017, Left Hand Bull, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of conviction under federal law, failed to properly register as a sex offender.

The charge is merely an accusation and Left Hand Bull 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.   

Left Hand Bull was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated October 27, 2017

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