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Sex Offender Sentenced for Failure to Register
AUGUST 16, 2012

BOSTON - A Revere-based sex offender, who had been living in Arizona, was sentenced today in federal court for failure to register as a sex offender.

Leroy Defreitas, 47, of Kingman, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper to 18 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. Defreitas pleaded guilty to the charge in May, and had been in custody since his arrest in December 2011.

Defreitas, a convicted sex offender, traveled from Revere to Arizona, where he failed to register as a sex offender. In 2004, Defreitas was convicted of rape and abuse of a child and indecent assault and battery of a child under 14.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and John Gibbons, United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts, made the announcement today. The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and the Boston Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael I. Yoon of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.



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