Rapid City Man Sentenced for 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 Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on May 16, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Gregory Kent Davis, age 62, was sentenced to 17 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.

Davis was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 7, 2021.  He pled guilty on February 24, 2022.

The conviction stems from Davis failing to register as a sex offender as required by state law between June 22, 2021, and July 21, 2021.  Davis left South Dakota on a bus for Pennsylvania without notifying officials in either location.  He was apprehended a month later.  Davis had previously been convicted of a sex offense in state court which requires him to register for 15 years from the time of his release.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

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