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

Friday, July 3, 2015

Wakpala Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Wakpala, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on June 22, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Adrian Spotted Horse, age 36, was sentenced to 15 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Spotted Horse was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 14, 2015.  He pled guilty on March 30, 2015.

The conviction stems from Spotted Horse failing to register as a sex offender between August 26, 2014, and November 17, 2014, as required by federal law.  Spotted Horse was previously convicted of a sex offense in federal court, which requires him to register as a sex offender for 15 years starting in 2014.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

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

Updated July 3, 2015