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Convicted Sex Offender from Tallapoosa County Sentenced to Thirty Months in Federal Prison and Five Years of Supervision for Failing to Register

August 22, 2013

Montgomery, Alabama - Jimmy Jones, a resident of Tallapoosa County, Alabama, was sentenced to thirty months in federal prison after a felony conviction for failing to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney George L. Beck, Jr., announced today.

A federal grand jury indicted Jones in March 2013, for failing to register and update a registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act after he relocated to a new jurisdiction. According to court documents, Jones was convicted of one count of attempted rape third degree in New York in 2002. Due to this conviction, Jones was designated a sexually violent offender and is required to register as a sex offender. The last time Jones registered in New York was on November 21, 2011. Jones pleaded guilty in May 2013 and he admitted that in August 2012 he traveled from New York to Alabama. Jones further admitted that, after relocating to Alabama, he knowingly failed to register as a sex offender in Alabama.

United States District Judge Myron H. Thompson sentenced Jones to thirty (30) months in federal prison to be followed by five (5) years of supervised release. Jones 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, the Alexander City Police Department, and the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Jerusha T. Adams prosecuted the case.


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