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Fort Thompson man sentenced for failure to register as sex offender

A Fort Thompson man was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender.

Kyle Marks, 29, was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and must pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Marks was indicted for the charge by a federal grand jury on June 12. He pleaded guilty Sept. 9.

The charge stems from an incident wherein Marks failed to register as a sex offender from May to June 11. He had initially been convicted in federal court in 2004 of abusive sexual contact with a child and was sentenced to prison, as well as being required to register as a sex offender. After release from prison on his underlying charge, he had violations of his court ordered supervision, and remained under the court’s supervision until this year. While placed at a treatment facility in Rapid City to help him successfully reintegrate into society, Marks absconded in May, and failed to properly maintain his sex offender registry requirements. Marks fled from authorities until he was apprehended on July 16.

This is his second conviction for failing to register as a sex offender.

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

— Source: Office of U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson