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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Texas Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Pharr, Texas, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Dimas DeLeon, a/k/a Leo Castro, a/k/a Leo DeLeon, age 30, was indicted on July 19, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 26, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, at least 5 years up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between May 1, 2016, and July 1, 2016, DeLeon, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, failed to register and update his registration.

The charge is merely an accusation and DeLeon is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the United States Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.   

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

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated July 27, 2016