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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 Dennis R. Holmes announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on April 11, 2022, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

John Burgess Bad Hand, age 37, was sentenced to time served from his arrest November 30, 2021, through April 20, 2022, equal to approximately five  months in custody, followed by five years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Bad Hand was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 9, 2021.  He pled guilty on January 26, 2022.

Bad Hand was convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact in August 2007 and again in December 2008.   As a result of these convictions, he is required to register as a sex offender and to update his registration within three business days of relocation or changing employment.  On July 30, 2021, Bad Hand updated his sex offender registration to reflect that he was residing at an address in Rosebud.  On October 21, it was discovered that Bad Hand was not  residing at his registered address.  Through investigation, it was determined that between September 15, 2021, and October 21, 2021, Bad Hand failed to properly register as a sex offender and update his registration.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Abby Roesler prosecuted the case.

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

Updated April 18, 2022

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