Turtle Creek Man Charged with Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
PITTSBURGH – A Turtle Creek man was indicted on Dec. 10, 2013 by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of failing to register as a convicted sex offender, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The one-count indictment named Kevin McCree, 30, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, McCree was required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act after having been convicted in 2007 in Utah of the felony sex offenses of Enticing a Minor over the Internet and Dealing in Material Harmful to a Minor. The indictment states that between in and around March 2013, and Dec. 10, 2013, McCree 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 $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 Amy L. Johnston is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The United States Marshals Service 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.