Council Man Sentenced for Violating Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act
BOISE B Larry Grant Dana, 41, of Council, Idaho, was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison for violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Dana pled guilty to the charge on May 19, 2014. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Dana to serve five years of supervised release following the prison term.
According to the plea agreement, Dana was convicted in Canyon County in 1996 of battery with intent to commit rape, which requires him to register as a sex offender. He had registered off and on since May 2001, most recently on October 5, 2013, when he reported that he was residing in Council, Idaho. According to his Idaho State parole officer, Dana absconded from supervision in November 2013. Dana was apprehended in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 16, 2014. The investigation showed Dana had been with his wife and five children and had been seen in Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Oklahoma prior to his arrest. He failed to register as a sex offender in any of those states, and did not notify the Idaho Sex Offender Registry that he had changed his address or left the state, as required by state and federal law.
The case was investigated by U.S. Marshals Service. 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 the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”
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