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Convicted Sex Offender from Chilton County Sentenced to Thirty-Seven Months in Federal Prison and Ten Years of Supervision for Failing to Register

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2013

Montgomery, Alabama - Anthony Carl Roberson, a resident of Chilton County, Alabama, age 42, was sentenced to thirty-seven months in federal prison for a federal felony conviction for failing to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney George L. Beck, Jr., announced today.

A federal grand jury indicted Roberson in October, 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. Roberson was convicted of one count of aggravated sodomy in Georgia in 1996. Due to this conviction, Roberson was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of ten years with the Georgia Department of Corrections and required to register as a sex offender. On January 3, 2013, Roberson pled guilty to failing to register as a sex offender. During his guilty plea hearing, he admitted that he knew, as a convicted sex offender, he was required to register and that if he moved to another state he must register in that state no later than 72 hours after his arrival to the new state. Further, Roberson admitted that he traveled from Georgia to Alabama in August 2012 and relocated to Chilton County, but he did not register as a sex offender in the State of Alabama.

Chief United States District Judge W. Keith Watkins sentenced Roberson to thirty-seven (37) months imprisonment to be followed by ten (10) years of supervised release. Roberson 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 Chilton County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Jerusha T. Adams prosecuted the case.

 

PRESS CONTACT: Clark Morris
Email: usaalm.press@usdoj.gov
Telephone: (334) 551-1755
Fax: (334) 223-7617

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