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Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Polk County, Iowa

July 16, 2012

DES MOINES, IA – On July 13, 2012, James Herbert White, age 42, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced to 30 months of imprisonment for failure to register in Polk County, Iowa as a sex offender, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Sentence was imposed by Senior United States District Judge Ronald E. Longstaff, who also ordered White to serve a term of five years supervised release following the completion of the prison sentence.

As a result of White’s 2002 conviction for sexual exploitation of a child and battery in Cook County, Illinois, White is a sex offender who is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Between June 2009 and June 2010, White, a resident of Illinois, habitually lived in Des Moines and failed to register and update his registration as required by SORNA.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and the Des Moines Police Department, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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