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St. Francis Man Sentenced For Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on May 29, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Patrick Black Spotted Horse, age 23, was sentenced to 10 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Black Spotted Horse was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 16, 2013 and pled guilty to the charge on April 16, 2013.

The Defendant was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor on December 7, 2009. The Court sentenced Black Spotted Horse to 40 months’ imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release and also ordered that he must register as a sex offender. On October 12, 2012, Black Spotted Horse began his term of supervised release but eventually absconded from a treatment facility and did not properly register as a sex offender. On December 22, 2012, Black Spotted Horse was arrested on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshal Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.

Black Spotted Horse was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015