Lower Brule Man Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Robert Stricker, age 48, was indicted on February 8, 2022.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 3, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

Stricker was convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor in 2013.  As a result of this conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender.  It is alleged that between September 2021 and February 2022, Stricker, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of conviction under Federal Law, failed to properly register as a sex offender and update his registration.

The charge is merely an accusation and Stricker is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

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