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Wagner 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 Ron Parsons announced that a Wagner, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on November 26, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Harold Dean Johnson, Jr., age 40, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Johnson was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 7, 2019.  He pled guilty on August 26, 2019.

The conviction stems from Johnson failing to register as a sex offender as required by federal law between February 19, 2019 and March 18, 2019.  Johnson had previously been convicted of a sex offense in federal court which requires him to register for the rest of his life.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

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

Updated November 27, 2019