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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 Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Wagner, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a sex Offender was sentenced on March 7, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Russell Duane Hubbeling, age 57, was sentenced to nine months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Hubbeling was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 5, 2021.  He pled guilty on December 1, 2021.

The conviction stems from Hubbeling failing to register as a sex offender as required by federal law between August 5, 2021, and September 2, 2021.  Hubbeling 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.

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

Updated March 8, 2022

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