Sioux Falls Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Jordan Tyler Traversie, age 31, was indicted on April 5, 2022.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on April 25, 2022, 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, life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that Traversie, who had previously been convicted of a sex crime and required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, failed to do so between October 14, 2021, and February 16, 2022.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann M. Hoffman is prosecuting the case.   

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


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