United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on August 10, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Kenneth Bowker, Jr., age 58, was sentenced to 24 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
Bowker was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 12, 2017. He pled guilty on July 17, 2017.
The conviction stems from Bowker failing to register as a sex offender as required by federal law between January 26, 2017, and February 5, 2017. Bowker had previously been convicted of a sex offense in federal court, which requires him to register for the rest of his life.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.
Bowker was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of South Dakota