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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Toledo Man Charged Wtih Failing To Register As Sex Offender

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced an information was filed against Keith A. Prather, age 25, of Toledo.  The charge relates to the failure to register as a sex offender under the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act.    

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the United States Marshals Service, Toledo, Ohio.  The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Alissa M. Sterling

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated March 12, 2015