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Cedar Rapids Sex Offender Sentenced For Failing To Register

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A sex offender who failed to register was sentenced August 16, 2012, to 46 months in federal prison.

Antoine Hendricks, age 36, from Cedar Rapids, received the sentence after a May 14, 2012, guilty plea to one count of failure to register as a sex offender. At the guilty plea, Hendricks admitted that, between September 2011 and December 20, 2011, he knowingly failed to register as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Hendricks was required to register because of his 1996 conviction in Linn County for sexual abuse in the third degree.

Hendricks was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Hendricks was sentenced to 46 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and Hendricks must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term. He must comply with all sex offender registration and public notification requirements. There is no parole in the federal system.

Hendricks is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is CR 12-3.

 

 

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