BOSTON - A man convicted of a sex offense against a child in 1994 was charged today in federal court with failure to register as a sex offender.
MELVIN R. ALVARADO, 39, of Brockton, Mass. and Providence, R.I., was charged in a indictment with failure to register as a sex offender after being arrested in Providence R.I. The indictment alleges that between February 10 and November 1, 2011, ALVARADO, who was required to register as a sex offender, traveled in interstate commerce, and knowingly failed to register and update his registration. According to court documents, ALVARADO was convicted in 1994 of rape and abuse of a child under 16 in Mass.
If convicted on these charges, ALVARADO faces up to 10 years in prison to be followed by up to lifetime supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and John Gibbons, United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael I. Yoon of Ortiz’s Major Crimes 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.