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New York Man Sentenced to More Than 3 Years
For Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

March 17, 2014

Contact: Halsey B. Frank
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jose L.
Velazquez, 34, of Falconer, New York, was sentenced in United States District Court by Judge
D. Brock Hornby to 37 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release for failing
to register as a sex offender. On September 23, 2014, he pled to the charge.

According to court documents, on January 16, 2009, Velazquez was convicted in Maine
state court of 2 counts of gross sexual assault and one count of furnishing liquor to a minor. He
was sentenced to 8 years of imprisonment with all but 3 years suspended, followed by 4 years of
probation, and he was informed that he would have to register as a sex offender for life.

On March 1, 2011, Velazquez was released on probation and reminded of his obligation
to register as a sex offender, which he did. On September 19, 2011, Velazquez gave written
notice that he was changing his address to Biddeford, Maine and then stopped registering in

In fashioning his sentence, Judge Hornby observed that Velazquez was a high risk
individual who had blatantly failed to register as he was required, and that the sentence was
necessary to promote respect for the law.

The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.



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