Wakpala Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Wakpala, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on March 29, 2022, by U.S. District Court Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Fabian Carlo Rodriguez, age 30, was sentenced to 18 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.

Rodriguez was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 9, 2021.  He pled guilty on January 4, 2022.

Between February 6, 2021, and July 28, 2021, Rodriguez, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of conviction under federal law, knowingly failed to register as a sex offender while living in Wakpala and numerous cities in Minnesota and North Dakota. 

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.

Rodriguez was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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