Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Sapulpa, Oklahoma, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
Charles Nathaniel Graves, age 35, was indicted on July 7, 2021. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on September 7, 2021, 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 Graves, 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 September 1, 2019, and July 7, 2021.
The charge is merely an accusation and Graves is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.
Graves was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of South Dakota