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Indictments: Three Men Failed
To Register As Sex Offenders

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May 9, 2013

TOPEKA, KAN. – Three men have been charged in separate cases in federal court in Kansas with failing to register as sex offenders, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Indictments allege each of the men failed to register as required by the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates more than 700,000 sex offenders reside in the United States and more than 100,000 are classified as noncompliant or unregistered. More information is available at the National Sex Offender Public Web Site at www.nsopw.gov

Charged in separate cases were:

Billy Joe Lock, 69, Prairie Village, Kan., who was convicted in San Bernandino, Calif., on a charge of lewd and lascivious acts against a child under 14.
Jermaine Smith, 41, Brookfield, Mo., who was convicted in Wyandotte County District Court of attempted aggravated indecent solicitation of a child.
Bobby Moore, 31, Temple Hills, Maryland, who was convicted in Reno County District Court of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child and aggravated indecent liberties.

If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated. Prosecuting are Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Kurt Kingsley, 30; Kyle Falkner, 30; Patricia Dornbrack, 32; and Kimberly Hogan, 36, are charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred April 25, 2013, in Overland Park, Kan.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug is prosecuting.

Elizabeth Pittman, 51, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of theft of mail by a U.S. Postal Service employee. The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 10, 2013, in Johnson County, Kan.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Postal Service - OIG investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.

Marco Antonio Perez-Renya, 23, who is not a citizen of the United States, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after having been deported. He was found April 9, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zabel is prosecuting.

Allen Omar Hernandez-Maradiaga, 27, a citizen of Honduras, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found April 30, 2013, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. ICE - HSI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Alfredo Muniz-Luna, 37, who is not a citizen of the United States, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found March 18, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

Jimy Flores, 33, Chicago, Ill., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred April 16, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken is prosecuting.

Michael James Edwards, 35, Lawrence, Kan., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred April 28, 2013, in Lawrence, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Lawrence Police Department investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Tomasic is prosecuting.

Donald G. Copeland, 29, is charged with one count of unlawfully carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime and one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 2, 2013, in Leavenworth, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge, and a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $500,000 on the drug charge. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Tomasic is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

 

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