Sex Offender Sentenced for Failure to Register
BOISE – Lisa Marie Rasho, 33, a transient, appeared in federal court this morning before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge and was sentenced to ten months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for failing to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Judge Lodge also ordered Rasho to undergo sex offender evaluation and treatment and treatment for alcohol and substance abuse. Rasho is restricted from contact with minors.
Rasho was prosecuted for violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), which requires sex offenders to register and keep their registration current in each jurisdiction where they reside. She pled guilty in July.
According to court documents, Rasho was required to register by reason of her 2009 conviction in Ada County for the crime of sexual abuse of a minor child under the age of sixteen years. Rasho admitted that she left Idaho and traveled to Michigan in November 2010 and knowingly failed to register in Michigan and update her registration in Idaho, as required by SORNA. Rasho was arrested in Michigan.
The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.
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