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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe enters offender registry agreement





The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will submit data from its sex offender registration to the state of South Dakota.

The tribe and Attorney General Marty Jackley (R) reached an agreement to include information about offenders on the reservation. The deal is believed to be one of the first of its kind under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, which is part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

"Protecting our children, communities and those who reside within or visit the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation is of critical importance. By working together with South Dakota the Tribe has substantially implemented the federal requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act called SORNA," Chairman Kevin C. Keckler said in a press release.

The law allows tribes to set up their own registration systems.

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