Enterprise Resident Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register as a Convicted Sex Offender
Montgomery, Alabama - Jimmy Cornell Terry, age 39, of Enterprise, Alabama, pled guilty in federal district court to failing to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney Leura G. Canary, announced today. Terry pled guilty to the single count of knowingly failing to register and update a registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act after he had traveled in interstate commerce in violation of federal law.
On Monday, May 9, 2011, Terry entered his plea in federal district court before Chief United States Magistrate Judge Susan Russ Walker. According to court documents, Terry was convicted of Sexual Battery in Orange County, Florida in 2000. Due to this conviction, Terry was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 88.2 months in the Florida Department of Corrections and required to register as a sex offender. At the change of plea hearing, Terry admitted that he registered as a sex offender in the State of Florida in 2006 and maintained his registration until September 2009. Terry also admitted that, as a convicted sex offender, he understood that he was required to register in any state in which he relocates, becomes a resident, has employment, is a student or carries on a vocation. Terry further admitted that he relocated from Florida to Enterprise in September 2009 and remained in Enterprise. Finally, Terry admitted that between September 2009 and June 14, 2010, he did not register as a sex offender in the State of Alabama.
Terry’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 19, 2011 before Chief United States District Judge Mark E. Fuller. At sentencing, Terry faces a maximum sentence of imprisonment of 10 years, a maximum fine of $250,000, and a term of supervised release of not less than 5 years, but no more than life. Terry remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending sentencing.
This case was investigated jointly by the United States Marshals Service and the Enterprise Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jerusha T. Adams prosecuted the case.
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