FORMER WATERBURY RESIDENT SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR FAILING TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JESUS MALDONADO, 48, formerly of Sarsfield Street in Waterbury, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to 84 months of imprisonment, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, for failing to register with a state sex offender registry.
The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”), which was passed by Congress in 2006 as part of the Adam Walsh Act, provides a comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States and seeks to strengthen the nationwide network of sex offender registration and notification programs. In part, SORNA requires registered sex offenders to register and keep their registration current in each jurisdiction in which they reside, work, or go to school.
According to court documents and statements made in court, MALDONADO was required to register under SORNA because of a 1993 Connecticut state conviction for sexual assault in the second degree and a 2008 Illinois state conviction for aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. In January 2011, MALDONADO fled Connecticut to reside in Chicago, Illinois, after sexually assaulting a minor in Connecticut. MALDONADO failed to notify the Connecticut State Sex Offender Unit of any change of address, and failed to register with the Illinois Sex Offender Registry as he knew was required.
MALDONADO was arrested in Chicago by the United States Marshals Service on January 26, 2011. He has been detained since his arrest.
On June 16, 2011, MALDONADO pleaded guilty to one count of failure to register with a state sex offender registry.
MALDONADO also has pleaded guilty in state court to sexual assault of a minor.
This matter was investigated by the United States Marshals Service in Connecticut, the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force and the Waterbury Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Krishna R. Patel.
The state case against MALDONADO is being prosecuted by the Waterbury State’s Attorney’s Office.
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