Sex Offender Sentenced in Failure to Register Case
ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Chad S. Williams, 42, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender, was sentenced to 33 months in prison and six years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who handled the case, stated that Williams, a sex offender, last updated his sex offender registration in 2009. In July 2009, the defendant left the State of New York to live in the State of Georgia. Between July 2009 and March 2011, Williams failed to register in Georgia and failed to update his registration status in 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 sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the United States Marshals Service, under the direction of United States Marshal Charles Salina.