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GEORGIA MAN CHARGED WITH FAILING TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER

THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, Mass - A Georgia man was charged today in federal court for his failure to register as a sex offender.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal for the District of Massachusetts, announced today that REED HOSTEN, 57, of Jonesboro, Georgia, and formerly of Springfield, was charged in an indictment with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

The indictment alleges that between February 13, 2008 and March 2010, the defendant traveled in interstate commerce and failed to register and update his registration with the sex offender registry.

If convicted on these charges, HOSTEN faces up to 10 years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Unit.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

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