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FORMER CARTERVILLE RESIDENT CHARGED WITH VIOLATION OF FEDERAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND NOTIFICATION ACT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2011

On May 3, 2011, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against Ronald B. Corey, 47, of Topeka, Kansas, formerly of Carterville, Ill., according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton.

Ronald B. Corey, 47, of Topeka, formerly of Carterville, appeared in federal court on May 19, 2011, on a one-count indictment charging Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. The offense occurred on March 25, 2010, in Williamson County. The offense carries a penalty of up to 10 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release from 5 years to life, and a $250,000 fine.

An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

The investigation was conducted by the United States Marshals Service. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Department and Illinois State Police Gaming Board also assisted in the investigation.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

 

 

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