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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 14, 2022

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

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

Tanner Kills Enemy, age 23, was indicted on January 11, 2022.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 13, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, five years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that Kills Enemy, a person required to register as a sex offender, knowingly failed to register and update his registration between November 12, 2021, and December 16, 2021, while living in St. Francis on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. 

The charge is merely an accusation and Kills Enemy is presumed innocent until and less proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook is prosecuting the case.   

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

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated January 14, 2022