Sex Offender Sentenced to Thirty Months for Failing to Register
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Stephen J. Wilson, 32, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha after failing to register as a sex offender. The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Wilson to thirty months in federal prison. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison Wilson will begin a five year term of supervised release and once again be required to register as a sex offender.
This is Wilson’s third conviction for failing to register as a sex offender. It is his first federal conviction for failing to do so.
Wilson was convicted in the State of Iowa for enticing a minor. He received a two year sentence and a twenty-five year obligation to register as a sex offender. After being released from prison in Clarinda, Iowa, in May 2013 for failing to register as a sex offender, Wilson traveled to Nebraska. He was arrested on June 13, 2013, at a residence in Bellevue, Nebraska where he had been residing. He had not registered with the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry.
This case was investigated by United States Marshal Service and was prosecuted as a part of Project Safe Childhood. Project Safe Childhood is an initiative of the United States Department of Justice designed to protect children from individuals who would exploit them online or offline and includes individuals who travel in interstate commerce and fail to register as sex offenders as required by law. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.