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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 7, 2013

East St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

On November 6, 2013, Jason C. Bryant, a thirty-one year old East St. Louis, Illinois, man pled guilty in federal district court, in East St. Louis, to failure to register as a sex offender, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Bryant is scheduled for sentencing on February 28, 2014. He faces a term of imprisonment of up to ten (10) years, a fine up to $250,000, or both, and a term of supervised release of five (5) years to life of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.

On May 2, 2011, Bryant was released from prison in the State of Indiana following his conviction there for cocaine distribution. Upon his release, he immediately moved to Illinois without registering as a sex offender in the state. Bryant was required to register as a sex offender in Illinois within three days of his move from Indiana to Illinois. The registration was due to his Criminal Sexual Assault conviction on March 24, 2000, in St. Clair County, Illinois.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.

The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T Kapsak.

Updated February 19, 2015