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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Rhode Island Man Charged For Failure To Register As Sex Offender

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BOSTON – A Pawtucket, R.I. man was indicted today, charged with failure to register as a sex offender. The indictment alleges that Ryan Hathaway, 32, is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and that he traveled interstate in late 2013 and failed to register as required.

The maximum sentence under the statute is 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal of the U.S. Marshals Service, District of Massachusetts, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Landry of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.