Rochester Man Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Frederick Young, 46, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and five years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who is handling the case, stated that Young left the Rochester area sometime after August 2010 to live in the State of Florida. Between November 2010 and November 2011, the defendant knowingly failed to register as a sex offender in Florida. Young also failed to update his registration status in the State of New York.
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 and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The sentence was the culmination of an investigation on the part of the United States Marshals Service under the direction of United States Marshal Charles Salina.