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Former Wells Resident Pleads Guilty
to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

October 29, 2013

Contact: James W. Chapman, Jr.
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Robert
Wayne Lyon, age 27, formerly of Wells, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court in Portland,
before Judge Nancy Torresen, to failing to register as a sex offender.

According to court records, in 2007 the defendant pled guilty in Arizona to Sexual
Conduct with a Minor, a crime that required him to register as a sex offender under state and
federal law upon his release from jail. In 2009, when he updated his registration in Arizona, he
acknowledged that he understood that his obligation to register as a sex offender was a lifetime
requirement and that if he moved to another state, he had to comply with the registration
requirements of that state. In 2012, Lyon moved to Maine and lived at various addresses in
Wells but never registered with the Maine Sex Offender Registry.

This case was investigated by the Wells Police Department and the U.S. Marshals



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