Saturday, September 19, 2020

Mission Man Indicted for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

 United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Sandy Mangelson, age 49, was indicted on September 1, 2020.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 16, 2020, 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, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

Mangelson was convicted of Sexual Contact With a Child Under Sixteen in November 2005 and Gross Sexual Imposition (with a child) in 2007. As a result of the convictions, Mangelson is required to register as a sex offender.  The Indictment alleges between December 5, 2019, and December 10, 2019, between December 20, 2019, and February 27, 2020, and between June 22, 2020, and June 25, 2020, Mangelson, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and a sex offender by reason of conviction under Federal Law, failed to properly register as a sex offender and update his registration.

The charge is merely an accusation and Mangelson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore is prosecuting the case.   

Mangelson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  Trial is currently set for November 17, 2020.

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