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Barberton woman indicted for failing to register as sex offender

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2014

Susan L. Kathan, aka Susan Dent, aka Susan Shover, aka Susan Davis, 57, of Barberton, Ohio, was indicted today by a federal grand jury for failure to register and update registration as required under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The United States Marshals Service in Cleveland, Ohio conducted the investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Justin Seabury Gould.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial, in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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