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Sex Offender Sentenced To 18 Months

August 1, 2012

   CONCORD – David Sweeney, 35, of Manchester, NH was sentenced today in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 18 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 2250(a), the Adam Walsh Act, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas. 

       Sweeney was charged by a federal grand jury on February 22, 2012 with failing to update his sex offender registration and fleeing New Hampshire across state lines.  He pled guilty on April 18, 2012 and was sentenced today.

      On September 25, 2003, David Sweeney was convicted in Belknap County Superior Court on multiple counts of felonious sexual assault and was sentenced to 2 to 5 years in the New Hampshire State Prison.  As a result of those convictions, Sweeney is a sex offender, under both NH State and federal law, and is required to register as a sex offender for life.

Sweeney last registered with the Manchester, NH Police Department on August 30, 2011.  When he failed to update his sex offender registration, as required, in February, 2011 the Manchester Police sought the assistance of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) in locating him.  On December 31, 2011 the USMS found and arrested Sweeney in North Carolina.  At the time of his arrest he was not registered as a sex offender in North Carolina and had not updated his New Hampshire sex offender registration.

     The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and the Manchester, NH Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Arnold H. Huftalen.



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