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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Garden Valley Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

BOISE – William N. Brockbrader, 40, of Garden Valley, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 30 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release for failing to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Brockbrader to pay a $10,000 fine.

Brockbrader was convicted by a federal jury in Boise on December 5, 2012, following a three day trial. The jury heard evidence that Brockbrader was convicted in 1998 of three sexual offenses against a minor. He was serving in the United States Navy when he committed the offenses. After serving three years in prison, Brockbrader was paroled in Utah in 2001. Although he initially registered as a sex offender in Utah, Brockbrader failed to update his registration status when he moved to Nevada in early 2009. Brockbrader was arrested during a traffic stop in Nevada in April 2011, and it was determined that he was a sex offender who had failed to register. Brockbrader completed his registration under protest while he was in jail and was released. He left Nevada in early 2012 and moved to Garden Valley. Brockbrader was non-compliant with his Nevada registration requirements at the time he left the state and failed to notify Nevada or Utah authorities that he had moved to Idaho. Brockbrader subsequently failed to register as a sex offender in Idaho. United States Marshals arrested him on May 15, 2012.

The case was investigated by the Sex Offender Watch Task Force in Southern Idaho and the United States Marshals Service, with assistance by the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Nevada Attorney General’s Office, and the Utah Sex Offender Registry.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.” For more information about registered sex offenders in Idaho, visit www.isp.idaho.gov/sor_id/.