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Local Man Admits Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday, June 20, 2011, to failing to register as a convicted sex offender, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Donald Biby, 37, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Biby was required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act after having been convicted in 2004 in Washington County, Indiana, of the felony sex offense of Child Molesting.  Between Feb. 1, 2010, and May 22, 2010, Biby traveled in interstate commerce and knowingly failed to register and update a registration, as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

Judge Ambrose scheduled sentencing for Oct. 11, 2011 at 2:30 p.m.  The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the 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 and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Biby.

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