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White River Man Sentenced For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a White River, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on November 26, 2013, by Roberto A. Lange.

Nathan First In Trouble, age 34, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day of custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
First In Trouble was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 17, 2013. He pled guilty on September 16, 2013.

First In Trouble was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in federal court in April 1998.  At that time, he was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender.  From February to April 2013, First In Trouble registered as a sex offender at his father’s residence in Mellette County. However, he was not staying there.  First In Trouble was working and staying in Pierre from January to April 2013, when he was arrested.  During that time, he failed to register as a sex offender by updating his residence and employment information.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.

First In Trouble was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.          

Updated June 22, 2015