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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pocatello Man Pleads Guilty To Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

POCATELLO – Jeramie James McGuire, 35, of Pocatello, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday in United States District Court to failure to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. He was indicted on November 26, 2013.

In October, 2013, Bannock County Sheriff’s detectives received information that McGuire was living at a home in Pocatello. An investigation showed that McGuire had been convicted of Felony Rape in the Third Degree in 1997 in Baker County, Oregon, and that he was required to register as a sex offender. Records showed that McGuire had previously registered as a sex offender in Wyoming, but had been residing at the Pocatello house and working in Pocatello without registering as a sex offender in Bannock County. Idaho law required McGuire to register within two days after moving to Idaho to live or work.

The charge is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and from five years to lifetime supervised release.

Sentencing is set for July 7, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.

The case was investigated by the Bannock County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Marshals Service.