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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 23, 2018

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on February 21, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Louis Andrew Rabbitt, Jr., age 37, was sentenced to 21 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Rabbitt was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 12, 2017.  He pled guilty on September 26, 2017.

Rabbitt was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in August 2001.  As a result of this conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender.  Between the dates of July 24, 2017, and July 31, 2017, Rabbitt did not register.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel C. Nelson prosecuted the case. Rabbitt was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  

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Indian Country Law and Justice
Project Safe Childhood
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Updated February 23, 2018