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Convicted Sex Offender from Covington County Sentenced to Eighteen Months in Federal Prison and Lifetime of Supervision for Failing to Register

December 20, 2012

Montgomery, Alabama - Patrick McGlaughlin, of Covington County, Alabama, was sentenced to eighteen months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney George L. Beck, Jr., announced today.

A federal grand jury indicted McGlaughlin in April, 2012, for one count of failing to register and update a registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act after he traveled in interstate commerce in violation of federal law. According to court documents, McGlaughlin was convicted of one count of child molesting in 1995 and one count of child molesting in 2000 in Indiana. Due to these convictions, McGlaughlin is required to register as a sex offender for life. During McGlaughlin’s guilty plea hearing, he admitted that he last registered as a sex offender in Indiana in March 2011. McGlaughlin also admitted that in October 2011, he traveled from Indiana and relocated to Alabama. McGlaughlin further admitted that, after relocating to Alabama, he knowingly failed to register as a sex offender in Alabama.

United States District Mark E. Fuller sentenced McGlaughlin to eighteen (18) months in federal prison to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release. McGlaughlin 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, Andalusia Police Department, and Covington County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Jerusha T. Adams prosecuted the case.


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