PIERRE – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court, has sentenced a Todd County, South Dakota man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. The sentencing took place on November 14, 2023.
Julian One Star, age 36, was sentenced to six months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
One Star was indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by a federal grand jury in June of 2023. He pleaded guilty on August 10, 2023.
In October of 2022, One Star was convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact in Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court. This conviction requires One Star to comply with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, including updating his registration within three business days of a change in residence address, employment status, or student status. Prior to One Star completing his jail sentence, Rosebud Sioux Tribe Sex Offender and Notification Act Compliance Officers met with One Star to complete his initial registration. One Star failed to update his registration after being released from custody on November 18, 2022, and his whereabouts were unknown until he was arrested on June 30, 2023.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Abby Roesler prosecuted the case.
One Star was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.