Former Pocatello Man Pleads Guilty for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender in Kentucky
POCATELLO – David Leon Munday, 55, formerly of Pocatello, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to failure to register as a sex offender in Kentucky, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
According to the plea agreement, Munday is required to register as a sex offender due to his February 18, 1988, conviction for rape. Records maintained by the Idaho State Police show that Munday last signed Idaho sex offender registration paperwork in July 2011. On September 14, 2011, Munday was interviewed by Pocatello police about a reported sexual assault of two minors. He failed to appear for a follow-up interview and did not report to work. In January 2012, U.S. Marshals received reliable information that Munday was in Kentucky. U.S. Marshals arrested him in Kentucky on February 14, 2012, after learning that he had not registered as a sex offender in that state. He was then returned to Idaho. Munday pleaded guilty for failing to register as a sex offender.
The charge carries a maximum punishment of up to ten years in prison, a fine up to $250,000, and a minimum term of five years up to lifetime supervised release.
Sentencing is set for August 6, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service in Idaho and Kentucky, Pocatello Police Department and Bannock County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification.
The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), which was passed by Congress in 2006, requires sex offenders to register and keep their registration current in each jurisdiction where they reside, are employed or are students. Violations of SORNA can be prosecuted in federal court.
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