Alleged Cedar Rapids Sex Offender Charged With Failing To Register
Contact: Peter Deegan
Antoine Hendricks, age 35, from Cedar Rapids, has been charged with failure to register as a sex offender. The charge is contained in an Indictment filed March 7, 2012, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.
The Indictment alleges that, between September 2011 and December 20, 2011, Hendricks knowingly failed to register as a sex offender. The Indictment alleges that Hendricks was required to register because of his 1996 conviction in Linn County for sexual abuse in the third degree.
If convicted, Hendricks faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and at least 5 years and up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment.
Hendricks appeared on March 27, 2011, in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was held without bond. Hendricks’ next appearance for trial is set for May 29, 2011.
As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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 United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is CR 12-3.