Rapid City Man Indicted for Failure to Register as Sex Offender | USAO-SD

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Calvin Spotted Tail, age 30, was indicted on October 14, 2020.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 21, 2020, 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, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

Spotted Tail was convicted of Sexual Abuse in December 2005. As a result of the conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender.  The Indictment alleges that between June 18, 2020, and September 25, 2020, Spotted Tail, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of conviction under Federal Law, failed to properly register as a sex offender.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

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

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