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Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Resident Sentenced to 12 Months and 1 Day for Failing to Register as a Sexual Offender

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2014

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On Friday, April 11, 2014, Sergio Maldonado-Butler, age 29, of Avoca, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment for failing to register with the sex offender registry, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Judge Rose also ordered Maldonado-Butler to serve a five-year term of supervised release following incarceration.

In August of 2013, law enforcement was called to a disturbance involving Maldonado-Butler, and during the investigation determined that Maldonado-Butler was required to register as a sexual offender based on a 2005 conviction for rape in the State of Oregon.

On December 5, 2014, Maldonado-Butler entered a guilty plea to failing to register with the Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Sheriff's Office as required when he began residing in Avoca, Iowa. Maldonado-Butler had resided in Avoca, Iowa for approximately six months without registering with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The investigation was conducted by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshal's Service, and the case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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