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St. Petersburg man sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for failure to register as a sex offender


November 8, 2013

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday yesterday sentenced Jon Leslie Williams (55, St. Petersburg) to 5 years and 11 months in federal prison for failure to register as a sex offender.  Williams was also ordered to serve a 20-year term of supervised release upon completion of his prison sentence.

Williams was found guilty on July 24, 2013.

According to court documents and testimony, Williams was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in Michigan, in 1991. As part of that sentence, he was required to register as a sex offender.  Sometime in February 2013, Williams moved to St. Petersburg, Florida and failed to register as required. He remained there until April 4, 2013.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Petersburg Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer L. Peresie.



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