Mobridge Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Mobridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on June 6, 2022, by U.S. District Court Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Justin Jerome Howard, age 39, was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison, five years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Howard was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 13, 2021.  He pled guilty on January 4, 2022.

Howard, a person required to register as a sex offender by reason of a conviction under federal law, knowingly failed to register and update his registration between August 17, 2021, and August 29, 2021, while living near Kenel, South Dakota.

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

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