Faliure to register as a sex offender: Walthill Man Sentenced and Lower Brule Man Pleads Guilty

John R. Moniz, 33, of Walthill, Neb., was sentenced in federal court for failing to register as a sex offender. Moniz was sentenced to 30 months in prison. After his release from prison Moniz will be required to serve a five year term of supervised release. Moniz was convicted in tribal court on the Omaha Indian Reservation of rape. His tribal conviction requires him to register as a sex offender in Nebraska or any other jurisdiction in which he resides. Moniz lived in Walthill until March, 2011, when he moved to his girlfriend's residence in Omaha. He did not notify the state of Nebraska that he had left the Omaha Reservation and moved to Omaha. He did not register as a sex offender at his new residence as required under state and federal law.

Lower Brule Man Pleads Guilty to Failure to Register Eagle Thunder (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Glen Eagle Thunder, 37, of Lower Brule, appeared pleaded guilty on Jan. 24, 2012 to the indictment that charged him with failure to register as a sex offender. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a period of supervised release of a mandatory minimum term of five years up to a maximum of life. A sentencing date was set for March 26, 2012. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

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