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Saturday, March 17, 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 March 8, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Israel Left Hand Bull, age 34, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Left Hand Bull was indicted on October 17, 2017.  He pled guilty on December 29, 2017.

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.  In April 2017, Left Hand Bull was released from custody and began a term of supervised release.  He initially registered and resided at a residence in St. Francis.  In September 2017, it was discovered that he had been living at a different residence in West St. Francis for approximately a month and had not updated his registration.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

Left Hand Bull was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Updated March 17, 2018