SIOUX FALLS – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on October 11, 2022, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Jordan Traversie, 32, was sentenced to two years and three 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.
Traversie was indicted for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender by a federal grand jury in April of 2022. He pleaded guilty on June 24, 2022.
Traversie was previously convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. As a result of this conviction, Traversie is required to register his address in accordance with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Traversie was living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and failed to properly register his address as required.
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. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.
Traversie was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.