Todd County Man Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Todd County, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for failure to register as a sex offender.

Eugene Hollow Horn Bear, age 61, was indicted on July 14, 2021.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 26, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The Indictment alleges that between November 2, 2020, and April 23, 2021, in the District of South Dakota, Hollow Horn Bear, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of a conviction under federal law, knowingly failed to register and update a registration.

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The charge is merely an accusation and Hollow Horn Bear is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Abby Roesler is prosecuting the case.   

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

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