Alliance Man Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
Jonathan Kennedy, 41, was sentenced in the United States District Court in Omaha, Nebraska for failing to register as a sex offender. The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Kennedy to a 2 year term of imprisonment. After his release Kennedy will begin a five year term of supervised release.
Kennedy was convicted of Kidnaping and Second Degree Assault in Minnesota. He is required to register as a sex offender. After his release from a Minnesota prison, Kennedy was convicted in West Virginia for failing to register as a sex offender.
On July 27, 2011, Kennedy was arrested in Alliance, Nebraska. He had been living and working in Alliance for over 3 months and had not registered as a sex offender living or working in Nebraska.
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, to identify and rescue victims and to ensure that sex offenders register as required by law. The Untied States Marshal’s Office has primary responsibility in locating and prosecuting sex offenders who violate federal law by failing to register. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.