Kansas Man Sentenced for Failure to Register
A Topeka, Kansas, man was sentenced in federal district court in Benton, on January 27, 2012, for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Ronald B. Corey, 48, of Topeka, formerly of Carterville and Johnston City, was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment on a one-count indictment charging Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. The district court ordered that Corey’s 60 month sentence be served consecutively to a 3 year sentence that Corey is currently serving in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a 2009 Williamson County conviction for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Corey was also placed on 20 years’ supervised release and was fined $250. The federal offense occurred between March 25, 2010, and April 20, 2010, in Williamson County. Evidence at the plea hearing and sentencing established that Corey was required to register with Williamson County authorities under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, based on a 1990 conviction for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault. Corey left the area and was arrested in Topeka, Kansas, on April 20, 2010.
The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service. The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency, and serves as the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization. In addition, the U.S. Marshals have three principal responsibilities under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act: (1) to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial authorities in the location and apprehension of non-compliant and fugitive sex offenders; (2) to investigate violations of the Act for federal prosecution; and (3) to assist in the identification and location of sex offenders relocated as a result of a major disaster. The Topeka Police Department, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police Gaming Board also assisted in the investigation.
The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.