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Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Failing To Register

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3 , 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Lawrence County, Pa., was sentenced in federal court to serve 21 months in prison for failing to register as a convicted sex offender after engaging in interstate travel, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Samuel Morris, 51, of Enon Valley, Pa., was sentenced by United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.

Morris, after having been convicted of indecent assault of a child under 13 years of age in the Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas, traveled interstate and knowingly failed to register or to update his registration as a sex offender.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

The United States Marshals Service, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Ohio Attorney General's Office conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution and conviction of Morris.

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