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Former Penn Hills Resident Charged With Failing To Register As Sex Offender

November 30, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A former Pittsburgh‑area man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for failing to register as a convicted sex offender, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one‑count indictment names J.C. Youngblood, Jr., 49, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Youngblood was required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act after having been convicted in 2007 in Whitfield County, Georgia, of the felony sex offense of Sexual Exploitation of Children.  The indictment states that between March 2009, and June 25, 2010, Youngblood traveled in interstate commerce and knowingly failed to register and update a registration, as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The United States Marshals Service, the Penn Hills Police Department, the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, the Allegheny County Police Department, the Whitfield County (Georgia) Sheriff's Office, and the Whitfield County (Georgia) District Attorney's Office conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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