Pierre man sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

PIERRE, SD — a Pierre man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Kape Teal Burgee, age 25, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Burgee was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 11, 2018. He was found guilty on July 7, 2019, by way of a court trial.

Burgee, a person who is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and sex offender by reason of a conviction under state law, absconded from the Community Transition Program in Rapid City in September of 2016 through October of 2018, and knowingly failed to register and update his registration.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.

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