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Egonn Trujil Brady Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on July 17, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, EGONN TRUJIL BRADY, a 35-year-old resident of Billings, pled guilty to failure to register as a sexual offender. Sentencing is set for October 15, 2009. He is currently detained.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

In 2001, in federal district court, BRADY was convicted of felony abusive sexual contact. BRADY was sentenced to 12 months prison, followed by supervised release. Based on his conviction, BRADY was required to register as a sexual offender and was informed of that requirement both in the judgment and when he was released on supervised release.

BRADY registered in Yellowstone County on November 27, 2007, while on supervised release. BRADY last registered his address with Yellowstone County on April 30, 2008, using the address of a Billings motel.

In January of 2009, the U.S. Marshals Service received information from the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office that BRADY was not currently registered in Montana. The motel BRADY had registered as his address had been torn down. Demolition of the motel started in late October or early November of 2008, and was completed by January 1, 2009. All of the residents living there, including BRADY, were out by the middle of October.

BRADY had been arrested in Billings in October for several misdemeanor charges and reported to the arresting officer that his current address at that time was his father's address, who is also a registered offender. However, his father stated that BRADY did not reside with him but that he was still in the Billings area somewhere. BRADY has not updated his registration notifying the Registry or Yellowstone County of any new address from his last registered address, which no longer exists.

The Montana Sexual and Violent Offender Registry confirmed that BRADY is out of compliance with Montana's Sexual Offender Registry requirements for failing to update his registration in Montana.

BRADY faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervision.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service .

A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.



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