East St. Louis Man Sentenced For Failure To Register As A Sex Offender
Jason C. Bryant, a 31-year old, East St. Louis, Illinois, man was sentenced on February 28, 2014, in federal district court in East St. Louis, Illinois, on one count of failure to register as a sex offender, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Bryant was sentenced to 21 months in prison, five years of supervised release, ordered to pay $100 special assessment and a $150 fine.
On May 2, 2011, Bryant was released from prison in the State of Indiana following his conviction there for cocaine distribution. He immediately moved to Illinois without registering as a sex offender within the three day state requirement of his move from Indiana to Illinois. The registration condition was due to his Criminal Sexual Assault conviction on March 24, 2000, in St. Clair County, Illinois.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better 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.”
The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.