Former Wells Resident Sentenced to 18 Months
for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
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, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Portland by
Judge Nancy Torresen to eighteen months in prison, followed by five years of supervised
release, for failing to register as a sex offender. Lyon pled guilty to this offense on October 29,
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. Soon thereafter, Lyon left Arizona and moved to Arkansas and then
Missouri before arriving in Maine in 2012 without ever registering as a sex offender in any of
those states. Federal authorities arrested Lion on July 2, 2013.
This case was investigated by the Wells Police Department and the U.S. Marshals
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