Sex Offender Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Failing to Register
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Joseph B. Reynolds III, 36, was sentenced in the United States District Court at Omaha, Nebraska for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender. The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Reynolds to a 33 month term of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison Reynolds will begin a five year term of supervised release.
Reynolds was convicted in 1996 in Nebraska of Attempted First Degree Sexual Assault. He is required to register as a sex offender until 2026. Reynolds has accumulated four prior state convictions for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender in Washington, Oregon and Nebraska.
Reynolds moved from Washington to Nebraska in May of 2011. After moving to Nebraska he failed to register as a sex offender. On June 13, 2011, Reynolds was found hiding in the closet of a residence in Omaha, Nebraska, by members of the Omaha Fugitive Task Force.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, sexually abuse or attempt to sexually abuse children and fail to register as sex offender. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.