Mission Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

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United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on May 9, 2022, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Sherman Peneaux, age 51, was sentenced to 12 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.

Peneaux was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 1, 2020.  He pled guilty on January 31, 2022.

Peneaux was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child in December 2004.  As a result of this conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender and to update his registration within three business days of relocation or changing employment.  On June 5, 2019, Peneaux updated his registration to reflect he was residing in Pierre, South Dakota.  On or about August 30, 2019, Peneaux moved out of his residence and moved to Mission, but he did not update his registration until September 13, 2019.

This case was investigated by the Pierre Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

Peneaux was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.