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Enterprise Resident Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Failing to Register as a Convicted Sex Offender

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2011

Montgomery, Alabama - Jimmy Cornell Terry, age 39, of Enterprise, Alabama, was sentenced to spend two years in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr., announced today.

In May 2011, Terry pled guilty to one count of failing to register as a sex offender as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. In 2000, Terry was convicted of Sexual Battery in Orange County, Florida, and sentenced to 88.2 months in prison. In pleading guilty to failing to register as a sex offender, Terry admitted that he registered as a sex offender in the State of Florida in 2006 and that he understood that he was required to register in any state in which he relocated. Terry further admitted that he moved from Florida to Enterprise in September 2009, but did not register as a sex offender in the State of Alabama. “A convicted sex offender must register in any state in which he or she relocates, becomes a resident, has employment, is a student, or carries on a vocation. These laws will be strictly enforced.,” said U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr..

On August 12, 2011, United States District Judge Mark E. Fuller sentenced Terry to a term of imprisonment of 24 months to be followed by 12 years of supervised release. Terry remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending placement by the Bureau of Prisons.

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.

 

PRESS CONTACT: Clark Morris
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