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Muskogee Man Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register As Sex Offender

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2014

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that JUSTIN WAYNE RIGGS, age 26, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Failure to Register as Sex Offender, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2250(a)(1), 2250(a)(2)(A) and 2250(a)(3).

The charge arose from an investigation by the United States Marshal Service. The defendant was indicted in March, 2014.

The Indictment alleged that from in or about April 2013, until on or about October 16, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, an individual required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having been Court-Martialed and convicted of felonies by the United States of America Department of the Army on or about May 6, 2011, for the offenses of knowing possession of images of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the defendant’s guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine. The defendant remains in the custody of the United States Marshal Service.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

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